MEPs call not to organize matches in the Sahara

MEPs call not to organize matches in the Sahara

The Polisario relays within the European Parliament continue to attack Morocco and demand that the matches of the next 2030 World Cup not be organized in the Sahara, in the event that the file of Morocco, Portugal and Spain is retained.

Thirty MEPs from five parliamentary groups called in a letter on the president of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, not to allow the holding of matches of the next World Cup “in the cities of Western Sahara” , in the event that the candidacy of Morocco and its European neighbors is accepted.

Among these MEPs, unsurprisingly, were 8 elected representatives of Spanish nationality. Elected officials won over to the cause of the separatists because they refuse the end of the Spanish colonization of the Sahara which has been returned to its legitimate owner, Morocco.

These Spanish elected officials felt that if the meetings were to be held in the Sahara, this could contravene “international law”.

The initiator of this letter is none other than a Spaniard known for his pro-separatist positions in Maorc, Miguel Urbán, who is part of the Anticapitalista formation. Being part of the political group The Left in the European Parliament, he attracted with him 4 other elected officials, Idoia Villanueva, María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop, Sira Rego and Manu Pineda.

The last three to close the march are Ana Miranda, from the Galician Nationalist Bloc, Javier Nart from Ciudadanos and Izaskun Bilbao, from the Basque Nationalist Party. No MP from the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), currently in power in Spain, or from the People’s Party (PP), which is its main competitor in the forthcoming legislative elections, took part in this letter.

This spectacle of these MEPs is incomprehensible since it is not mentioned in the tripartite candidacy that matches would be played in the Moroccan Sahara. Morocco’s application file has retained 5 stadiums, namely that of Tangier, Casablanca and Rabat, that of Marrakech and Agadir.


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