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Egypt aiming to host 2030 World Cup, 2032 Olympic Games

Egypt planning bid to host 2030 World Cup, 2032 Olympic Games

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Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports  has revealed that Egypt are planning on hosting the 2030 and the 2032 .

Ashraf Sobhi was appointed sports minister last month after Khaled Abdelaziz stepped down from his position.

He announced on Tuesday that Egypt are looking to host the 2030 World Cup and the 2032 Olympic Games for the first time in the country’s history.

“Our goal is to host the 2030 World Cup in Egypt and we will work on that in the upcoming period,” Sobhi said.

“We also want to win the hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic Games,” he added.

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It’s worth mentioning that South Africa is the only African country to host a World Cup, when they beat Egypt and Morocco to the hosting rights in 2010.

The 2022 World Cup will take place in Qatar [first Arab country to host the tournament] and the 2026 version will be hosted in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Meanwhile, the Olympic Games are yet to take place in Africa, with the continent being the only one not to host the biggest sporting event in the world.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Ahmed

    July 10, 2018 at 8:50 PM

    What a joke

  2. MiskeenKareem

    July 10, 2018 at 9:11 PM

    C’mon guys, let’s be positive. Just like the expansion of the Suez Canal, this will go down great, no risks, no problems!

  3. Ashraf

    July 10, 2018 at 11:00 PM

    Guys – I suggest you avoid using phrases like the ‘dark continent’, it is a pejorative term and has roots in the colonial era when white europeans subjugated Africans, probably best to steer clear of it, as many Africans themselves would consider it offensive

  4. Gogi

    July 11, 2018 at 4:07 AM

    Hahahaha. Neither the World Cup nor the Olympic Games are going to be hosted by a banana republic.

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