The Royal Spanish Football Federation and Portuguese Football Federation officials finally presented their 2030 FIFA World Cup proposal. The proposal’s official presentation takes place straightaway in Madrid ahead of the “Iberian Game.”
In which, Spain faces off against Portugal in an international friendly to prepare for Euro 2020. Both countries are presently winners of the three prior European Championships. Spain’s dominant victories occurred in 2008, in addition to 2012. Whereas Portugal’s underdog victory in 2016 occurred at the expense of favorites and hosts France. Euro 2020 will eventually show the true might of both nations. Spain shockingly shunned their former captain Sergio Ramos amongst rumors over his free agency.
Both nations’ rich footballing history includes world-class clubs and players whilst also having major international success. Arguably football’s greatest ever player, Cristiano Ronaldo, illustrates the marriage of both nations. Ronaldo is the leading scorer and appearance maker for the Portuguese national team. Whilst also being the greatest player in the history of Real Madrid CF, one of Spain’s most successful clubs.
Firstly, Luis Figo, Iker Casillas, and countless others are other crossover stars between Spain and Portugal. Less heralded players, including Pepe, Daniel Carrico, and Ricardo Carvalho, also played in Spain and Portugal. Current Portuguese sensation Joao Felix became the fourth most expensive signing ever when he signed for Atletico Madrid. Felix came with a price tag of approximately 126 million euros.
Potential Stadiums For Use
Both Spain and Portugal presently house world-class football facilities and stadiums. Therefore enough football facilities for all 48 nations are available for use. FC Barcelona, Real Madrid CF, Atletico Madrid, and many others call Spain home. In addition to the big three, countless other clubs are based in the nation, alongside their facilities.
On the Portuguese side, their fellow “big three” includes SL Benfica, Sporting Club de Portugal, and FC Porto. Countless other clubs also call Portugal their home, with rich local history and adulation amongst the population.
Spain currently houses the following UEFA Approved Stadiums
- Estadio Santiago Bernabeau (Madrid)
- Wanda Metroplitano (Madrid)
- Camp Nou (Barcelona)
- Estadio San Mames (Bilbao)
- Estadio Mestella (Valencia)
- Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium (Seville)
Portugal’s big three stadiums also fall into this category. Firstly, the Estadio De Drago in Porto, home of the 2021 Champions League Final. Secondly, Lisbon’s Estadio Da Luz, home of SL Benfica. Finally, Sporting Club de Portugal’s Estadio Jose Alvalade is also a candidate.