Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin stated 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 event and made it official in June.
“I’m positive that the 2030 World Cup can be performed in Spain and Portugal,” Ceferin stated 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 all the pieces potential to assist two nations which might be passionate, dwell and breathe soccer and which have a superb 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 Might 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 event, 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 may 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 event in 2030, with later studies including that the it might be a joint one with Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Media studies have indicated that China may additionally current a bid.
Qatar will host the World Cup this 12 months adopted by Canada, United States and Mexico in 2026.