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Russian football official reacts to Ukraine World Cup plans

Added 10-04-22 05:37:04am EST - “Ukrainian plans to join a bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup are unrealistic, according to Russian football official Vyacheslav Koloskov” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Russian football official reacts to Ukraine World Cup plans”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Ukraine’s plan to join Spain and Portugal in bidding to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup is a PR exercise and is unlikely to become a reality, according to Russian football official Vyacheslav Koloskov.

The Times reported this week that Ukraine is set to become part of the Iberian joint bid for the tournament, where it could host part of the group stages.

Responding to the claims, honorary Russian Football Union (RFU) president Koloskov – who is a former FIFA vice-president – suggested the idea was fanciful.

“This is the decision of the Ukrainian [football] federation, but of course it is absolutely unrealistic,” the veteran dignitary told RIA Novosti.

“No one will allow the holding of the World Cup in countries so far from each other. I repeat, this is not very realistic.  

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