A surprise move to hold the World Cup in 2030 in both Britain and Ireland is set to be discussed by all relevant parties this week. The national football associations of all British countries as well as the Republic of Ireland will meet in Rome to begin discussions regarding holding football’s biggest event on both British and Irish shores simultaneously.
The meeting will apparently include critical details such as analysis of which venues will be suitable to host games and the logistics surrounding the organisation of such a huge cross-country event. Which of course will need to be planned meticulously and put forward in an orderly fashion if as serious bid is to be put into action.
The announcement for a potential domestic 2030 World Cup bid comes off the back of the recent plan to expand the competition from 32 to 48 teams for the 2026 World Cup, which was recently approved by the majority of football federations around the world.
As it stands, the 2026 event, which itself will be staged across the three vast countries of the United States, Mexico and Canada will be spread across 16 different locations. Meaning that if the British and Irish bid is successful for 2030 that they will have the opportunity to analyse how an expanded, multi-country approach to hosting the famous tournament could actually work when it comes to closer shores.