Since England won the gold medal at Wembley in 1966, no World Cup has been played on British soil. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now believes it is time for football to return home.
I think it’s the right place and the right time. This is the home of football. Johnson says it would be a wonderful thing for our country.
Johnson says the government has allocated 2.8 million pounds, the equivalent of 33 million crowns, for the World Cup campaign being held on British soil. The amount should be included in the budget presented by the government on Tuesday.
I applied for the World Cup before
The FA announced early in 2018 that it would host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. They have also previously advanced in the 2006 and 2018 World Cups, with the tournaments going to Germany and Russia respectively.
According to The Guardian, the campaign cost for 2018 was just over 220 million SEK. But it ended disastrously, according to The Sun.
The plan is for England, along with Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, to host the World Cup together. Johnson’s statement has already been welcomed by the five football associations.
We want to see a boom in football in the coming years, he says.
The British sports authority, UK Sport, is convinced that FIFA’s new voting rules for the World Cup make it very likely that a British and Irish bid will succeed.
Johnson’s persuasion campaign
To convince UEFA, Boris Johnson has a clear plan. Johnson hopes to appease UEFA by informing them that England is ready to host more European Championship matches this summer.
The semifinals and finals were played here (at Wembley). If they want us to play more matches, we are definitely ready for that. That was UEFA’s decision, Johnson concludes.
The World Cup will be held in Qatar next year, and in 2026 the World Cup finals will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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