Ukraine joins Spain and Portugal in 2030 World Cup bid


War-torn Ukraine has joined Spain and Portugal in their bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Portu-guese Football Federation (FPF) said on Wednesday, in what they hailed as an act of European solidarity.

They said the decision, announced at a news conference at the Swiss headquarters of UEFA, had the full support of European football’s governing body and also of the Spanish, Portuguese and Ukrainian governments.

The original proposal was made public two years ago but has been given a political impetus by Rus-sia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“The institutional headquarters are in Madrid, the administrative headquarters are in Lisbon. Now the Ukrainian delegation will unite with us,” RFEF president Luis Rubiales said.—AFP

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