Spain and Portugal Make Joint 2030 World Cup Bid

The recent visit to Spain of the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, allowed for the finishing touches to be made for the official launch of the bid for the two Iberian nations to host the 2030 World Cup.

The visit which also included the prime ministers of the two countries as well as a friendly 0-0 draw at the Wanda Metropolitan in Madrid culminated in the communique for the bid.

Both teams wore their national shirts that with the slogan, “Vamos2030”.

“The governments of Spain and Portugal wish to express their desire and commitment to host the 2030 World Cup,” says an agreement of support for the bid initialled by Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

The two leaders signed their accord in the presence of Spain’s King Felipe VI and Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the Atletico Madrid stadium shortly before the kick off.

Today we sign the commitment of both federations to work together for a World Cup,” said the president of the Portuguese Football Federation, Fernando Gomes.

Friday’s game also marked the centenary of Portugal’s first international football match which resulted in a  3-1 loss to Spain in Madrid.

FIFA will make the announcement of the winner of the 2030 bid in 2024.