Greece, Egypt, Saudi Arabia proceed extraordinary bid to jointly host 2030 FIFA World Cup


Greece, Egypt and Saudi Arabia will proceed with their extraordinary bid to jointly hose the 2030 FIFA World Cup following the approval by their respective governments, reported the Daily Mail.

According to media outlet, the majority of the costs will be borne by the Saudis, with the majority of matches staged in their country.

'Previous reports have suggested an Egypt-Greece-Saudi finals would be staged during the European domestic season because temperatures in June and July in the host countries would be too high.

'Saudi Arabia would be the lead partner and at least contribute to the infrastructure costs of Egypt and Greece.

'It will be the second World Cups finals to feature 48 teams after the 2026 United States-Canada-Mexico tournament and is likely to require 16 stadiums.

'UEFA's favoured bid is a joint effort between Spain, Portugal and Ukraine after a combined United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland bid abandoned.

'There is also expected to be a combined South American bid featuring Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile because 2030 marks the centenary of the first World Cup in Uruguay.

'The report suggested there will be four venues in Greece - the OPAP Arena, Karaiskakis Stadium, Nea Toumpa and the Botanikos, a new stadium for Panathinaikos.'

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay relaunched their bid to host the 2030 World Cup following a Wednesday meeting of their presidents in Buenos Aires. The four national presidents committed to creating a local organizing committee with a representative from each country to coordinate with CONMEBOL, South American football's governing body.



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