Spain & Portugal announce joint bid to host 2030 FIFA World Cup 

The Spanish (RFEF) and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced yesterday that the two countries will launch a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. The bid and partnership between the two nations was announced last night before Portugal hosted Spain in friendly & preparation fixtures that endeded goaless. The two nations Portugal & Spain are hoping to attract and host football’s biggest international tournament following on from Qatar in 2022 and Canada, United States and Mexico‘s hosting of the 2026 edition.

The decision for the 2030 FIFA World Cup will take place six years prior to the tournament, in 2024, at a FIFA event. Bar any late changes, the plan of football’s governing body is to welcome 48 teams to participate, 16 more than what is usually the case. Portugal and Spain joint bid will be competing against Morocco and another joint bid between Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile.

Commenting last night about this project and partnership with the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), Luis Rubiales presidente of the Real Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), said: “This agreement represents an important step for this common project between our federations, but also for the countries,” he stated in a press conference.  “Football, sport, is a magnificent tool for to project strength and will to excel in these moments of great difficulty. “Few things can generate more excitement than the opportunity to organise a World Cup and we cannot think of a better partner than Portugal. We go hand in hand with the Portuguese Federation,” he concluded.


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