President of the Portuguese Football Federation Fernando Gomes commented on the accession of Ukraine to the application of Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup:
“We are honored to add Ukraine to our application. After the invasion of Ukraine, Portugal and the Portuguese Football Federation were part of the program for the reception of Ukrainian families. We open the doors of football to those who need it most.
For some, the inclusion of Ukraine in the application may seem unexpected, but we consider it logical and correct. We cannot be indifferent to the situation in Ukraine. Ukraine will not disappear from our memory.”