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UK wants to host 97 international sporting events over next decade – including 2030 World Cup | UK News

The UK has chosen nearly 100 international sporting events it hopes to host over the next decade.

The events include 44 sports – including 46 world championships – and could bring in nearly £ 7 billion to the economy.

Some of these events have already been secured, while others like the 2030 Men’s Football World Cup, an England bid for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup and the 2031 Ryder Cup are in the feasibility study stage. .

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Funding body UK Sport, which chose the events with government backing, couldn’t say how many more events it expected to get – but said the success rate of UK applications Uni was around 80% over the past four years.

This would mean that 78 of the 97 events could be secured if the country decided to bid for all.

The main prize would be the 2030 Men’s Centennial Soccer World Cup – one of the most watched sporting events.

The application process will be defined by FIFA before the second quarter of next year and the host will be announced in 2024.

Ireland could join the UK as a joint bidder for the event, an idea under consideration, but competition will be tough to be UEFA’s preferred bidder, Spain and Portugal are also expected to try their luck.

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There will likely also be a South American bid, and given that Uruguay hosted the final in 1930, they could at least get sentimental support.

Simon Morton, UK Sport Managing Director, said: “FIFA has made significant and important changes to the bid process. It has become much more transparent.

“Some have said that maybe the (2018) bid was a little too insular – well, we’re talking about a five-nation bid, so the tone is completely different.

“It’s a pioneer, …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-06 23:18:00