Ukraine joins Spain-Portugal bid to host the 2030 World Cup : InfoQuest

Ukraine is joining Spain and Portugal in a bid to host the 2030 World Cup, the partnership confirmed by the presidents of the three football federations at European Football Association (UEFA) headquarters on Wednesday (October 5).

Andrei Pavelko, president of the Ukrainian Football Federation, said in a press conference that “Hosting the World Cup is a dream for millions of Ukrainian football fans who are struggling to survive in the midst of a brutal war. and some remain in the occupied territories. which is soon The Ukrainian flag will surely fly again.”

Mr. Pavelko said the decision was approved by President Volodymyr. Zelensky from Ukraine Ukraine has faced full scale aggression from Russia since February.

CNBC news agency said that Details about the number of tournaments to be held in Ukraine have not yet been disclosed. and the city that will be used as a venue for the competition

However, the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, was previously used as a venue for the finals of the 2012 European Football Championship and the 2018 UEFA Champions League.

Earlier, in June 2021, Spain and Portugal announced a joint bid for the World Cup. And the proposed new host faces competition from an alliance between Egypt, Greece and Saudi Arabia. including South American rivals Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile.

FIFA will vote in 2024 to choose the host of the 2030 World Cup.

By InfoQuest News Agency (06 Oct 65)

Tags: UEFA , World Cup , UEFA , Ukraine , Union of European Football Associations , Spain , Portugal

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