The UK government has reportedly pledged £2.8million for the UK and Ireland to launch a bid to campaign for the hosting rights to the 2030 World Cup the BBC reports.
Boris Johnson says it is the “right time” for the UK and Republic of Ireland to launch a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup and an announcement to pledge £2.8million will be made at Wednesday’s budget.
“We are very, very keen to bring football home in 2030,” Johnson said.
“We want to see a bonanza of football in the years ahead.”
A joint statement from the football associations that will be involved – which are – England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland read: “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.
“The FAs will continue to undertake feasibility work to assess the viability of a bid before Fifa formally opens 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.”
In an interview with the Sun, Johnson also said: “I do think it’s the right place. It’s the home of football, it’s the right time. It will be an absolutely wonderful thing for the country.”
Wembley Stadium may be able to host a full arena of 90,000 fans for the Euros final under plans to use the NHS app to show who is vaccinated report the Sun.
Wembley is one of the chosen venues for the tournament and will play host to seven matches, including all three of England’s group games, a last-16 tie, both semi-finals and the final.