The candidacy of Spain and Portugal for the 2030 World Cup is now also supported by Ukraine.
New data in the nominations to host the 2030 World Cup, as Spain and Portugal announced with announcements that their candidacy will also have Ukraine’s partnership.
On Wednesday, October 5th, came the official announcement of the two federations, a step that is of course symbolic, since Ukraine has been at war with Russia for 7.5 months.
The official statement from the Spanish federation reads:
“Spain and Portugal integrate Ukraine into the 2030 World Cup bid. The project aims to serve as a source of inspiration for society through football, with a transformative message of solidarity and hope.”
It’s the title in the announcement and the text reads:
“The Royal Spanish Football Federation and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have integrated the Football Union of Ukraine (UAF) into the Iberian bid to host the 2030 World Cup. The proposal has UEFA’s unconditional support for a global project and the transformation of European football in excellent condition.
Luis Rubiales and Fernando Gomes, top executives of RFEF and FPF, understand that there is nothing better than a World Cup to convey a message that will serve as a source of inspiration in the future.
With the full support of Aleksandar Ceferin, the Iberian bid integrates the federation under the presidency of Andriy Pavelko to build bridges and spread a message of unity, solidarity and generosity across European football.
The candidacy strengthens ties with Europe, inspiring hope and providing tools for reconstruction to the Ukrainian people, who have expressed their pride and gratitude for their participation in this project.
The Coordinating Committee for the 2030 World Cup, headed by Antonio Laranjo, is already working with the participation of Ukraine, which will soon integrate its delegation members. Ukraine’s arrival doesn’t change the established roadmap: Spain will keep its 11 stadiums and Portugal will continue with three.
The candidatures of Spain, Portugal and Ukraine are approved by both the government and the head of state. and will meet all delivery dates according to the FIFA order book. We hope that the global football family will embrace and support this initiative.
Welcome, Ukraine, to the World Cup! GO 2030″.
We remind you that Saudi Arabia is trying to submit a joint application with Egypt and Greece, while South American countries are expected to do the same. Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile have already expressed interest.