The Spanish and Portuguese Football Federations have announced that the two countries will launch a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

The bid was made official on Wednesday, in the hope that the two nations can host football’s biggest international tournament following on from Qatar in 2022 and Canada, United States and Mexico’s hosting of the 2026 edition.

Pedro Sanchez and Antonio Costa, respective presidents of the two countries, have given their support to the Iberian effort, with the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu the jewel in the project’s crown.

The decision for the 2030 World Cup will take place six years prior to the tournament, in 2024, at a FIFA event. Continue reading

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