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World Cup is one Boris Johnson dream we can believe in

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson

It is undeniable that Prime Minister Boris Johnson thinks big. Look at his ideas for either a bridge or a tunnel linking Northern Ireland with Scotland.

Great dreams; possible distractions from the grim reality of the pandemic. But, really?

Now comes another one, a joint bid by the UK and Republic of Ireland to host the Fifa World Cup in 2030.

Some may argue that facilities, particularly on this island, fall short of what is required to stage such a prestigious tournament.

But even so, it is a more practical proposal than Boris' previous plans.

In any case, there will be a feasibility study before any formal move is made next year.

Football is a game where the impossible dreams of fans sometimes come true, and there is little doubt that the four home countries plus the Republic will back the proposal initially.

It is certainly a way to unite people across these islands.

And even if a successful bid is unlikely, hope of hosting the biggest sporting event outside the Olympics is worth holding onto.

Belfast Telegraph


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