Rubiales: “We can’t think of a better partner than Portugal”
On October 6 in Lisbon, Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Soccer Federation, and Fernando Gomes, president of the Portuguese Federation met to ratify an agreement that promotes the candidacy of both countries for the organization of the 2030 Soccer World Cup. The organization of a World Cup always generates expectation, joy and enthusiasm. “We cannot think of a better partner than Portugal. We go hand in hand with the Portuguese Federation”, said Rubiales.
Both countries are excited and hopeful about the possibility of organizing a Soccer World Cup in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the first time in history that Spain and Portugal have decided to join forces to play a competition of these characteristics. A competition that would represent a qualitative leap at a football level as well as for the economy and the international projection of both countries.
Morocco and Commemol, the other candidates
Spain and Portugal join forces in the 2030 World Cup. Portugal and Spain have about four years to present a solid project that will allow them to win. The winning bid will be known at the 2024 FIFA Congress. The Iberian candidacy faces Morocco and Conmebol, which represents the countries of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay.
Zero draw between Portugal and Spain
A 0-0 draw in the friendly match between Portugal and Spain on Wednesday, October 7. The match was played at the José Alvalade stadium in Lisbon. Luis Enrique’s team was superior in game and strategy throughout the game. Premier League player, Adama Traoré, made his senior debut for the senior team. The Spanish coach decided to reserve Ansu Fati for next week’s UEFA Nations League matches against Switzerland and Ukraine.
The Portuguese team, current European champions, went from less to more. She played a sleepy and scattered first half. She had a couple of clear scoring chances that she didn’t materialize.