Ireland set to be part of potential 2030 World Cup bid
Ireland aims to host the 2030 World Cup alongside the English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish football associations.
The FAI has confirmed that Ireland is set to be part of potential 2030 World Cup bid, alongside England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.
While the official bidding process will not begin until 2022, the FAI has announced that Ireland aims to be in the running.
It said hosting the iconic tournament would deliver "tangible benefits" to the country.
"The football associations and government partners of the UK and Ireland are delighted that the UK government has committed to support a prospective five association bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
"We will continue to undertake feasibility work to assess the viability of a bid before FIFA formally open the process in 2022. Staging a FIFA World Cup would provide an incredible opportunity to deliver tangible benefits for our nations.
"If a decision is made to bid for the event, we look forward to presenting our hosting proposals to FIFA and the wider global football community.”
The 2030 World Cup will mark 100 years since the first tournament took place, and hosts Uruguay were crowned victorious.
And while we're not saying that makes us the favourites for the competition... Let's not even go there.