Ukraine joins Spain and Portugal bid to host the World Cup.. Zelensky comments

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Spanish Football Federation and its counterpart the Portuguese Federation announced on Wednesday that Ukraine will join Spain and Portugal’s bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation, said during a press conference at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Wednesday: “I am convinced that our offer is now much better than before, football is global, and if it is able to change people’s lives in many ways. many, they should also be used for good.

For his part, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, via Twitter, that “the joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup is more than a symbol of faith in our common victory,” adding: “Ukraine will endure, triumph and be rebuilt thanks to the solidarity of its partners.”

The bids of Spain, Portugal and Ukraine to host the 2030 World Cup are backed by UEFA, and will compete with other partnership bids including Egypt, Greece and Saudi Arabia, as well as a bid from South America from Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile.

The Qatar World Cup 2022 will be held from November 20 to December 18, while the United States, Canada and Mexico will host the 2026 edition.

Ukraine had previously hosted the European Championship “Euro 2012” in partnership with its neighbor Poland, while it is currently suffering from its conflict with Russia, which has led to the absence of security and peace and the destruction of facilities, but Ukraine believes that before 2030 it will be able to rebuild and recover from the effects of the war .

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