UK And Ireland Will Make A Joint Bid To Host The 2030 World Cup
Prime minister Boris Johnson believes now is the perfect time for the UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.
It is said the UK government will pledge £2.8 million in Wednesday's Budget in an attempt to get the ball rolling.
The next World Cup is set to be held in Qatar in 2022 while 2026 will be in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
An official statement made by the FA as well as governing bodies from the other home nations reads: "The football associations and government partners of the UK and Ireland are delighted that the UK government has committed to support a prospective five-association bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
And as reported in @TheSun some things to look forward to :soccer:- Oliver Dowden (@OliverDowden) March 2, 2021
:trophy: £2.8m for :flag_gb: :flag_ie: bid team for 2030 World Cup
:soccer: Extra £1.2m to stage women's Euros in :flag_black: next year
£25m for grassroots football facilities to grow participation pic.twitter.com/nJKzyW4M36
I am delighted that the UK Gov has committed to support a prospective 5 association bid for the 2030 World Cup. My Department will continue feasibility work, together with partners, to assess the viability of a bid. We look forward to extensive engagement in the coming months. https://t.co/DKcngjocSW- Jack Chambers TD (@jackfchambers) March 1, 2021
"The FAs will continue to undertake feasibility work to assess the viability of a bid before FIFA formally opens the process in 2022.
"Staging a FIFA World Cup would provide an incredible opportunity to deliver tangible benefits for our nations.
"If a decision is made to bid for the event, we look forward to presenting our hosting proposals to FIFA and the wider global football community."
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"Any other matches they want hosted, we are certainly on for that," Johnson told The Sun in an exclusive interview.
It was supposed to be a Europe-wide competition, with Wembley and Hampden Park among the host stadiums.
But the coronavirus pandemic has already caused a one-year delay and issues around international travel have continued
"We are hosting the Euros. We are hosting the semis and the final," said Johnson.
But he added: "If there's, you know, if they want any other matches that they want hosted, we're certainly on for that but at the moment that's where we are with UEFA."
"We want to see a bonanza of football in the years ahead."
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