The Irish FA, the Scottish FA, the Football Association of Wales, The FA (England) and the Football Association of Ireland have released the following statement:
The football associations and government partners of the UK and Ireland are delighted that the UK government has committed to support a prospective 5 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.