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England FA Begin 2030 World Cup Hosting Bid

The English Football Association said it is making plans to consider putting England forward as a potential host for the 2030 World Cup.

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The FA chairman, Greg Clarke said that the governing body has agreed to start feasibility work to see football returns to England who last hosted a major tournament played in 1966 which was the European Championship, 30 years after the country hosted its only World Cup.

He said, “This work will take place during the new season and no decision will be made until 2019”.

England will host  Euro 2020 with Wembley to play hosts to seven games bid is being made also to host the European Women’s Championship in 2021.

England lost to Russia in the 2018 World Cup hosting bid which they felt they deserved as Russia bidding process was not transparent after ex-FIFA president, Sepp Blatter went on to announce them as the hosting nation.

Clarke said the FA have so far been encouraged by the confidence FIFA vice-president,  David Gill has given to them to bid for the 2030 World Cup.

England could, however, face strong competition from a joint bid from Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay who are in contention to bid for the hosting rights.

Morocco who lost to the joint bid of the United States,  Canada and Mexico, are interested in seeking to co-host the 2030 World Cup with North African countries of Tunisia and Egypt.

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