England 'in pole position for 2030 World Cup'

England 'in pole position for 2030 WC'
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England are reportedly in a strong position to be awarded the World Cup in 2030 following the announcement for the 2026 tournament on Wednesday.

England are reportedly in a strong position to be awarded the World Cup in 2030 following the announcement for the 2026 tournament on Wednesday.

The united bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico was awarded the tournament after receiving 134 votes, beating the 65 votes received by nearest challenges Morocco.

Speaking at the FIFA gathering on Wednesday, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said that there is strong impetus from those inside FIFA to allow a European nation to host the World Cup in eight years' time.

"It's definitely Europe's turn in 2030 and it's always a bit stronger with more countries," Ceferin said. "But at the same time England can host on their own or with the rest of the UK."

David Gill, England's representative for FIFA, added: "It does give us great confidence that the voting procedures now in place are appropriate and relevant. "You look at the assets that we've got in England or the UK, in terms of grounds.

"Some of the best grounds in world football, the best training grounds. So why not? It would be fantastic."

England lifted the World Cup the last time they hosted the tournament in 1966.

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