The U.K. Government has pledged £2.8 million (€3.2 million) to promote a potential joint bid by the U.K. and Ireland to hold the 2030 FIFA World Cup of football. In an interview with The Sun on March 2, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that his government is “very keen to bring football home in 2030.” The formal bidding process to host the tournament will be launched by FIFA in 2022. The bid would involve the football associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The next World Cup will be held in 2022 Qatar, while the 2026 tournament will be jointly hosted by the U.S., Canada and Mexico.