FA ‘could make a bid to host the European Championship instead of the World Cup in nine years’ time

FA ‘could make a bid to host the European Championship in 2028 or 2030 rather than the World Cup in nine years – with fears that FIFA’s feud over releasing players for international service could hurt their chances’

  • The football association could make an offer to organize the European Championship in 2028 or 2030
  • This would come in lieu of a bid for the World Cup – which takes place in nine years’ time
  • The FA examines what a combined UK and Irish bid could achieve

The football association could make an offer to organize the European Championship in 2028 or 2030 instead of the World Cup in nine years.

Mark Bullingham has said the FA is currently assessing their chances of winning the 2030 World Cup vote with a joint British and Irish bid, according to The times.

If a bid for the World Cup is deemed unfeasible, the FA will turn their attention to the Euro 2028 and 2030, as it is cheaper and less risky.

Mark Bullingham (above) has said the FA is currently assessing their chances of winning the 2030 World Cup vote with a joint British and Irish bid

If a bid for the World Cup is deemed unfeasible, the FA will turn their attention to the Euro 2028 and 2030, as it is cheaper and less risky

If a bid for the World Cup is deemed unfeasible, the FA will turn their attention to the Euro 2028 and 2030, as it is cheaper and less risky

Boris Johnson hoped to bring the World Cup to the UK for the first time since 1966 with a joint bid of £2.8 million with Ireland.

Had it been successful, World Cup matches would have been played in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Fans were excited about the prospect of hosting the World Cup again after winning the tournament the last time it was played domestically.

Boris Johnson (above) hoped to bring the World Cup to the UK for the first time since 1966 with a joint bid of £2.8 million with Ireland

Boris Johnson (above) hoped to bring the World Cup to the UK for the first time since 1966 with a joint bid of £2.8 million with Ireland

Fans were excited about the prospect of hosting the World Cup again after winning the tournament for the last (and only) time it was played domestically (above)

Fans were excited about the prospect of hosting the World Cup again after winning the tournament for the last (and only) time it was played domestically (above)

However, it now seems likely that England will host the 2028 or 2030 European Championship instead.

This is because UEFA only wants one bid for the World Cup, meaning the Anglo-Irish bid will face stiff competition from the Spain-Portugal bid.

Therefore, the FA can look for the next best option and aim to host the European Championship instead.

Speaking on the unofficial partner podcast Bullingham said: ‘Fifa won’t release their bid book until March, so we’ll have to form an opinion pretty soon after that.

“From our point of view, we think it’s positive for the country to host big events, whether that’s a euro or a World Cup, so if we have a real chance of winning one, we’ll do everything we can.

However, Britain's chances of hosting a major tournament could be threatened by the misbehavior of England fans during the Euro 2020 final (above)

However, Britain’s chances of hosting a major tournament could be threatened by the misbehavior of England fans during the Euro 2020 final (above)

Hundreds of ticketless yobs stormed into Wembley for the Euro 2020 final against Italy

Fans with tickets in the ground who witnessed it tried to stop them from running into the stadium as the scenes turned violent and ugly

Over 5,000 ticketless boys stormed into Wembley for the Euro 2020 final against Italy

“But it’s important to look really objectively and understand what your chance is.”

However, Britain’s chances of hosting a major tournament could be threatened by the misbehavior of England fans during the Euro 2020 final.

The flagship England lost to Italy on penalties after a 1-1 draw was marred by a series of shocking incidents, including thousands of ticketless fans going into the ground and attacking others in the hall.

As a result of the fan’s behaviour, the FA was accused of the following: invading the playing field by supporters; throwing objects by supporters; nuisance by supporters during the national anthem; and the lighting of a fireworks display by supporters.

The FA was also fined £25,630 for public concerns, including shining a laser pointer at a player, during England’s semi-final victory over Denmark.

There are also concerns that FIFA's feud over releasing players for international service could hurt their chances of winning the bid

There are also concerns that FIFA’s feud over releasing players for international service could hurt their chances of winning the bid

There are also concerns that the FIFA feud over releasing players for international service could hurt their chances.

The Premier League announced on Tuesday that clubs will not release players due to playing in countries on the British government’s red list.

The decision will apply to nearly 60 players from 19 clubs who will travel to 26 red-list countries.

As a result, Gianni Infantino has had to write to Boris Johnson requesting waivers for players who will play in ‘red list’ countries during the upcoming international match period.

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