Ukraine to join bid for 2030 World Cup—report | Inquirer Sports

Ukraine to join bid for 2030 World Cup—report

/ 01:34 PM October 04, 2022
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Ukrainian fans cheer their team during the UEFA Nations League Group 1 football match between Ukraine and Scotland in Krakow, Poland on September 27, 2022. (Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP)

Ukraine is set to join Spain and Portugal in their bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, The Times reported on Monday.

Ukraine would host one of the groups in the tournament under the plan which is understood to have been sanctioned by Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the governments of Spain and Portugal, The Times said.


The new partnership is due to be announced by Spain and Portugal soccer chiefs during a news conference at European governing body UEFA’s headquarters on Wednesday, the report added.

Reuters has contacted the sport’s world governing body FIFA, which organizes the World Cup, and UEFA for comment.


The 2022 World Cup will begin on Nov. 20 in Qatar, while the 2026 edition will be played in the US, Canada and Mexico.


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