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  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the quote right time for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, and nearly $4 million are due to be set aside for the bidding process.

  • Speaking to British newspaper The Sun, Johnson added the country would also be willing to host extra euro 2020 matches this year if required.

  • In the interview, Johnson said quote, We are very, very keen to bring football home in 2030.

  • The World Cup has only been held on British shores once before when England triumph on home soil in 1966.

  • England last failed in a bid to host the 2018 World Cup, which was eventually awarded to Russia.

  • England's Football Association joined its counterparts in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland in welcoming the government's financial pledge to kick start a potential 2030 World Cup bid, adding it would continue to assess the viability of a bid before FIFA formally opened the process in 2022.

  • London's Wembley Stadium is due to host the semi finals and final of the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament this summer.

  • The prime minister also left the door open to the UK hosting additional matches after he last week unveiled plans to end all restrictions on social contact in England by June 21st.

  • European soccer's governing body, UEFA, told Reuters last week that it will make a decision in early April whether to stick to the current plan of staging matches in a variety of European cities or relocate to one country.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the quote right time for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, and nearly $4 million are due to be set aside for the bidding process.

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UK, Ireland back bid for 2030 World Cup

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