UK and Republic of Ireland push to claim host of 2030 World Cup

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In a bid to host the 2030 World Cup, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson insist that now is the “right time” for the UK and Republic of Ireland to join the race.

According to reports, gathered by GhanaTalksRadio, the British government will commit £2.8m in Wednesday’s budget to initiate this process.

England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland football associations have therefore expressed satisfaction over the development.

A joint-statement from the football associations of England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland read: “The football associations and government partners of the UK and Ireland are delighted that the UK government has committed to support a prospective five-association bid for the 2030 Fifa World Cup.

Johnson said: “We are very, very keen to bring football home in 2030.”

Speaking in an interview, reiterated; “I do think it’s the right place. It’s the home of football, it’s the right time. It will be an absolutely wonderful thing for the country.

“We want to see a bonanza of football in the years ahead.”

“If a decision is made to bid for the event, we look forward to presenting our hosting proposals to FIFA and the wider global football community.”

UK will continue to nurse it’s proposal until the official bidding process for the 2022 World Cup begins.

Recent and future World Cup hosts
2006: Germany2018: Russia
2010: South Africa2022: Qatar
2014: Brazil2026: US, Canada and Mexico

A joint bid from Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay is expected for the 2030 competition, while Spain, Morocco and Portugal are also considering a joint bid.