The England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland FA have joined together to welcome the government’s £2.8 million towards a potential bid for the 2030 World Cup.
United Kingdom FA’s and Ireland to Bid for 2030 World Cup
Perfect Timing for England
The news would be groundbreaking for the United Kingdom and Ireland if they were able to secure the World Cup. After such a torrid time in the last couple of years, an event as big as the World Cup hosted in the various countries would be a welcomed thought.
The World Cup, in nine years time, could also see England’s latest golden generation all in their prime. The likes of Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Curtis Jones, Mason Mount and, perhaps even Harvey Elliott, could all be at the top of their game.
Hosting the World Cup in the United Kingdom would be one thing. Winning it would send England, in particular, into delirium.
The FA released a joint statement with the other Football Associations which said: “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.
“We will continue to undertake feasibility work to assess the viability of a bid before FIFA formally open the process in 2022. Staging a FIFA World Cup would provide an incredible opportunity to deliver tangible benefits for our nations.
“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.”
Plenty of Venues
They’ll face competition, that’s for sure, but, when looking at the stadium choices available across the UK and Ireland, bidding to host the World Cup seems the perfect idea.
Scotland has Ibrox and Celtic Park; England have Anfield, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Old Trafford alongside the London Stadium. Meanwhile, Wales have the Liberty Stadium and Ireland and Northern Ireland have the Aviva and Windsor Park stadium.
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