Could football be coming home?

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This afternoon, a joint statement from the football associations of the UK and Ireland have welcomed the government’s pledge of £2.8m to kick-start a potential bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

A feasibility study regarding the plans will continue before the formal World Cup bidding process begins in 2022.

An official FA statement 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. We will continue to undertake feasibility work to assess the viability of a bid before FIFA formally open 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.”

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