Cairo: Egypt, Greece and Saudi Arabia are in talks to co-host the 2030 World Cup football tournament, an Egyptian official said in a televised statement on Friday.

Sports ministry spokesman Mohamed Forge told DMC TV that “the three countries are fully committed” and “are considering their bids to host (the 2030 World Cup).”

“Egypt will be one of the best countries to host such a sporting event,” he said, emphasizing that his country has hosted many world championships over the past three years. did.

A source with the Hellenic Football Federation in Greece confirmed to AFP in Athens that the three countries are in talks to jointly host the 2030 World Cup.

If successful, the event will be held in the northern winter to avoid extreme temperatures in the three countries, like this year’s World Cup in Qatar, British newspaper The Times reported Thursday.

Bids by Egypt, Greece and Saudi Arabia would go against at least two other joint proposals.

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay launched their bids to host the 2030 World Cup in early August, while Spain and Portugal announced their joint candidacy last year.

The South American joint bid aims to host the 2030 final at the very same Centenario stadium in Montevideo that hosted the first title match 100 years ago.

FIFA, the governing body of world football, will choose the hosts for the 2030 tournament, which will take place in 2024.

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