No new stadiums to be built for 2030 World Cup

Portugal’s deputy minister for parliamentary affairs, Ana Catarina Mendes, has confirmed today that “no more stadiums will be built” for the 2030 World Cup. “Sustainability is the watchword in organising this World Cup,” she told the parliamentary committee for Culture, Communication, Youth and Sport, albeit no one can tell “the reality in seven years time”. The 2030 World Cup is to be organised by Portugal, Spain and Morocco with Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay hosting three matches as a way of “celebrating the centenary” of the competition, which was first held in Uruguay in 1930.