The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, and the president of the Portuguese Federation, Fernando Gomes, “Ratified” in Lisbon an agreement to promote the joint candidacy for the organization of the 2030 World Cup.
According to the aforementioned agreement, both institutions undertake to maintain a collaboration to improve the quality and potential of football in Portugahe and Spain through a work plan with specific annual objectives.
“This agreement represents an important step for this common project of Federations, but also for the countries. Soccer, sport, is a magnificent tool to inject strength and will to excel in these moments of great difficulty, “he said. Rubiales in a press release sent by the RFEF.
In this sense, the president of the Spanish Federation assured that “few things can generate more illusion than the opportunity to organize a World Cup and we cannot think of a better partner than Portugal. We go hand in hand with the Portuguese Federation “.
Both federations “will share experiences at a technical level, promote and strengthen integrity and encourage the formation of human capital through technical support, as well as the organization of sporting events between teams.”
Likewise and by virtue of the agreement signed before the friendly meeting between Spain with Portugal in stadium Jose Alvalade from Lisbon “Technical assistance projects, strategic plans between the two federations, specific plans for coaches, as well as referees, will be launched, and the development of women’s football will be promoted.”
Likewise, “matches will be set between the national teams of all categories, social integration projects will be supported through football and cooperation programs will be initiated at all levels.”
Regarding the organization of the World Cup 2030 jointly, the agreement includes “the elaboration of strategies for the international projection of the Spanish and Portuguese federations, as well as their countries, as candidates for the organization of the World Cup event scheduled for that year”.