BREAKING: England Move A Step Closer To Hosting The World Cup
After the heroics of this summer’s World Cup, the good news continues to role in for the England national team.
The Football Association have now confirmed they have made the first move in launching an official bid for the sport’s flagship event in 2030.
England hasn’t hosted the event since 1966, the only time the team have won the tournament.
Many felt the country was favourite to host this year’s event after staging an extremely attractive bid, however Russia surprised many by winning the vote.
No concrete decision will be made until next year regarding England’s prospective bid which could go on to include other countries in the UK.
Greg Clarke, the FA chairman said:
“Last month, the English FA board agreed to conduct feasibility work into the possibility of putting itself forward to be Uefa’s potential candidate to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup,”
“This work will take place during the new season and no decision will be made until 2019.”
Controversy has surrounded the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar and rumours have previously circulated that England could take over the hosting duties should they be stripped of the tournament.