Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FASHION

Paris, Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Politics: parties under pressure

Read more

FOCUS

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Read more

  • Germany vs Argentina - history and genius clash in World Cup final

    Read more

  • French military to extend Mali 'counterterrorism' operations into Sahel

    Read more

  • Boko Haram claims Nigeria attacks and supports Iraqi militants

    Read more

  • Israeli navy attacks Hamas base as tanks line up along Gaza border

    Read more

  • French court lifts mayor’s ban on Muslim hijab at beach

    Read more

  • Shells land in Russia as eastern Ukrainians flee fighting

    Read more

  • Rival Libyan militias exchange heavy fire at Tripoli airport

    Read more

  • Holland beat hosts Brazil 3-0 to finish third in World Cup

    Read more

  • Iraqi parliament fails to agree on new leadership

    Read more

  • Afghan presidential candidates agree to full vote audit, Kerry says

    Read more

  • France’s Kadri wins eighth stage at Tour de France

    Read more

  • Last of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone, dies aged 62

    Read more

  • Video: Outrage in wake of deadly Casablanca buildings collapse

    Read more

  • Putin revives old Cuban flame and eyes Latin American minerals

    Read more

  • Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge

    Read more

Portugal, Spain join forces for World Cup bid

©

Video by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-01-20

Spain and Portugal have decided to make a common bid to host either of the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups on the Iberian Peninsula. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Spain would be a strong candidate with or without its neighbour.

REUTERS - The soccer federations of Portugal and Spain on Monday signed the document formalising the intention of the two Iberian countries to jointly host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup finals.

 

"We will create a joint commision to assess all FIFA conditions," Portuguese Federation president Gilberto Madail told reporters after signing the FIFA document with Spaniah counterpart Angel Maria Villar.
 

The winning bid will be announced in December 2010.

 

European champions Spain and Portugal declared their interest in hosting the tournament after FIFA said it would welcome bids for both the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

 

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said Spain, alone or with Portugal, were strong candidates to be hosts in 2018, as were England and the Netherlands with Belgium.

 
Australia, China, Mexico and Russia have also expressed interest.
 

Spain has not hosted the World Cup finals since 1982, but Portugal built 10 new stadiums to host the European Championship in 2004.

 

The 2010 World Cup will be held in South Africa while Brazil will host the 2014 tournament.

Date created : 2009-01-20

Comments

COMMENT(S)