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Ukraine links World Cup host bid to beating horrors of war

Hosting World Cup matches in 2030 would be "the dream of people who survived the horrors of war," Ukrainian soccer federation president Andriy Pavelko said Wednesday after his country launched a joint bid with Spain and Portugal amid the invasion and occupation by Russia.

Portuguese Soccer Federation President Fernando Gomes, left, President of the Spanish Royal Federation of Soccer (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, center, Ukrainian Football Federation President Andriy Pavelko, right, stand together during a press conference about the announcing that Ukraine is joining Spain and Portugal in their joint bid to host the World Cup in 2030, at the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

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