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UK Government support for prospective 2030 World Cup bid

THE UK Government has given its support to a prospective bid for the 2030 World Cup.

It would see games played across Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

The FA’s will continue to undertake feasibility work to assess the viability of a bid before FIFA formally opens the process in 2022.

A spokesperson for FA Wales said: “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, the FA’s look forward to presenting our hosting proposals to FIFA and the wider global football community.”

Any World Cup bid from Wales will likely include the Principality Stadium, the Cardiff City Stadium and Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium as host venues.

The UK has not seen a World Cup since it was last hosted in England in 1966 while England was also the host for the 1996 European Championships.

The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by Qatar while the 2026 event will see Canada, Mexico and the United States host the tournament.

Cardiff has previously hosted Olympic football back in 2012.