UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin mentioned on Monday that he was sure Spain and Portugal will host the 2030 World Cup.
The 2 nations signed an settlement in 2020 to push forward with a joint bid to host the match and made it official in June.
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“I’m positive that the 2030 World Cup will probably be performed in Spain and Portugal,” Ceferin mentioned by way of videoconference through the opening of the Soccer Talks worldwide congress in Lisbon on Monday.
“This bid is a profitable one and we are going to do every thing potential to assist two nations which might be passionate, stay and breathe soccer and which have an excellent infrastructure.”
A complete of 14 stadiums in 12 cities have been provided to be among the many 11 Spanish venues anticipated to host matches if the Iberian bid is profitable on the FIFA poll in Could 2024. Portugal will put up three stadiums for consideration.
Spain hosted the 1982 World Cup and launched a failed bid together with Portugal to stage the 2018 match, which was awarded to Russia. Portugal has by no means staged the World Cup however did maintain the 2004 European Championship.
Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay have introduced a South American four-way bid which might have sentimental worth as Uruguay hosted the inaugural World Cup in 1930.
The UK’s 4 associations did ponder a joint bid together with Eire whereas Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Romania additionally deliberate a joint bid, though they had been each dropped.
In 2018, Morocco introduced that it could current a bid to host the match in 2030, with later stories including that the it could possibly be a joint one with Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Media stories have indicated that China might additionally current a bid.
Qatar will host the World Cup this yr adopted by Canada, United States and Mexico in 2026.