Sepp Blatter says Ireland and the UK "deserve" to host the 2030 World Cup 3 years ago

Sepp Blatter says Ireland and the UK "deserve" to host the 2030 World Cup

This doesn't make up for not making us the 33rd team, Sepp.

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said that he believes Ireland and the UK should host the 2030 World Cup.

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Speaking to Sky Sports News, Blatter said: "I think England, or Ireland, they deserve to organise the World Cup".

He goes on to say "I spoke with one of your colleagues... And he said Wales and Scotland together. I said why not Ireland?"

The UK had a failed bid to host the World Cup in 2018, which is currently taking place in Russia, so perhaps adding Ireland into the mix is the missing ingredient.

Blatter's career has been riddled with a number of controversies, and was replaced as President of FIFA by Gianni Infantino in 2016.

Ireland will get a taste of what it's like to host a major tournament when we, along with a number of other European cities, play host to Euro 2020.

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It will be the first major tournament to experiment with the idea of hosting games in a number of different countries.