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Official: Ukraine joins Spain and Portugal’s 2030 World Cup bid

Uefa have confirmed that Ukraine will join Spain and Portugal in a move to host the 2030 World Cup.

Soccer Football - 2030 World Cup bid - Portugal, Spain and Ukraine Press Conference - UEFA headquarters, Nyon, Switzerland - October 5, 2022 Portuguese Football Federation president Fernando Gomes, Spanish football Federation president Luis Rubiales and Ukrainian Association of Football president Andriy Pavelko during the press conference REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Ukraine has joined Spain and Portugal in their bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said on Wednesday with the initivave approved by UEFA.

The new partnership was confirmed during a news conference at the Swiss headquarters of UEFA, European soccer’s governing body. The Spain, Portugal and Ukraine bid for the 2030 tournament is backed by UEFA and will compete against other candidacies such as a collaboration between Egypt, Greece and Saudi Arabia, and a joint South American proposal from Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile.

The 2022 World Cup will begin on 20 November in Qatar, while the 2026 tournament will take place in the United States, Canada and Mexico.