Iberian 2018 bid

Spain and Portugal commit to World Cup bid

January 19, 2009
Spain and Portugal have formally agreed to submit a joint bid to rival England's for the 2018 World Cup.

The combined bid has been mooted for more than a year and was finally confirmed two weeks ago.

Portugal's football federation president Gilberto Madail and his Spanish counterpart Angel Maria Villar Llona signed an official agreement in Lisbon on Monday.

FIFA have issued a deadline of February 2 for letters of interest to be submitted.

Madail told Portuguese ...

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