“Ukraine is far from Portugal and Spain.

Geographically, it's weird.

But for many years I have been saying that such football countries as Spain and Italy last held the World Cup in 1990, ”Gazeta.ru quoted Mostovoy as saying.

He also stressed that this World Cup would be impossible to hold geographically.

On October 5, it became known that Ukraine joined the application of Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup.

In June 2022, Spain and Portugal officially applied to host the 2030 World Cup.

Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile also want to submit a joint application to host the tournament.

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Recall that Ukraine in 2012, together with Poland, organized the European Football Championship.

Earlier, the President of the Russian Football Union (RFU), Alexander Dyukov, reacted to the decision of Ukraine to claim to host the 2030 World Cup.