UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin is certain that Spain and Portugal will host the 2030 World Cup. “This bid will win and we will do everything possible to help two countries that are passionate about, live and breathe football and have good infrastructure.”promised the Slovenian by video at the opening of a conference organized near Lisbon by the Portuguese Football Federation.
Portugal has never hosted the World Cup
The two countries, which had been beaten by Russia to obtain the 2018 World Cup, will be opposed this time to the joint application between Argentina, Uruguay (host of the first World Cup in 1930), Chile and Paraguay.
In total, 14 stadiums in 12 cities have been shortlisted to be among the 11 Spanish sites which should host matches if the Iberian candidacy were accepted after the ballot, which will take place in May 2024. Portugal, which hosted Euro 2004 but never the World Cup, will offer him three speakers.