The Times revealed that Ukraine Wants to join the joint candidacy of Spain and Portugal to host FIFA World Cup 2030. The idea is that Ukraine, provided that context makes possible, can host group matches in the final stage of the World Cup in eight years.
Although there is no official confirmation at this time on the matter, a press conference is scheduled for Wednesday at neon by Real Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), an appearance where this idea can be confirmed.
The Times noted that the project has the support of the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyand the governments of the two Iberian countries in a proposal that “take advantage of the idea that football can restore hope and peace”.
The aforementioned media reported that it would be necessary to obtain security guarantees in Ukraine, which is expected to be applicable within eight years, when the Russian invasion was supposed to end and the country had begun its reconstruction.
Already in 2012 Ukraine participated with Poland in the organization of the European Championship, which was won by the Spanish team. Although FIFA has not yet decided which country will officially host the 2030 World Cup, everything indicates that, after World Cup Qatar and in 2026 in the United States, Mexico and CanadaThe biggest football competition in the world may return to Europe.
At the moment, in addition to the Iberian project, the nominations of Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile have been officially submitted. Another joint nomination being worked on would include Greece, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.