Ministers Ross and Griffin both welcome the news that the FAI is to join feasibility study for 2030 FIFA World Cup bid

Thursday 20 September 20018

Minister Ross said “While it is very early days the prospect of hosting matches here during 2030 FIFA World Cup is very exciting. We are happy to play our part in the feasibility study and fully examine the potential of being part of a bid.” 

Minister Griffin said ”Being part of a British-Irish bid would be great for sporting and political co-operation on these islands and hosting the 2030 World Cup would be a once in a lifetime experience. We are currently preparing to host EURO 2020, which, combined with the RWC 2023 bid, would be very valuable experience in any potential bid.”

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