Spain eyes joint 2018 World Cup bid with Portugal
MADRID, Spain: Spain would prefer to launch a joint-bid with Portugal for the 2018 World Cup, according to the head of the country's football federation.
President Angel Maria Villar has already said that Spain would bid for the event, but Tuesday's edition of Marca sports daily reported that he favored a joint bid.
"We need to present a strong, consistent and winning bid for the 2018 World Cup. Personally, I think it should be with Portugal," Villar was reported to have said at a federation function.
Candidates to host the 2018 World Cup include Mexico, the United States, England, Russia, Qatar, China, Australia, Japan and a combined Netherlands-Belgium bid.
Spain won its second European Championship in June, shedding its underachievers tag in the process.