Spain and Portugal have included Ukraine in their joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, the presidents of the three federations announced on Wednesday at a press conference at UEFA headquarters. in Nyon, Switzerland.
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The project aims to be a source of inspiration for society through football, by launching a message of solidarity and hope
," said the Spanish federation in a press release.
The rumor of an integration of Ukraine into the Hispano-Portuguese project had flowered earlier this week.
According to the
, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has himself agreed to the idea of a joint candidacy, hoping that the Russian invasion will be over by then.
Also according to the
, Ukraine could host only one group stage group, while the rest of the World Cup would take place between Portugal and Spain.
As of the 2026 World Cup, there will be no longer 32 but 48 countries participating in the tournament.
They will be divided into 16 groups of 3 teams.
In 2030, we will celebrate the centenary of the World Cup, the first edition of which took place in 1930.
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