Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece to set up Organizing Committee for hosting EC 2028 and WC 2030
The Governments of Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece will establish an initial Organizing Committee to submit the two joint candidacies for hosting the European Championship 2028 and the World Cup 2030, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announces in a press release.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Bogdan Matei, was in Sofia on Monday, where he attended the government meeting with his counterparts in Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece. The minister was accompanied in Sofia by the President of the Romanian Football Federation, Răzvan Burleanu and the honorary adviser of the Premier, Gheorghe Popescu.
“A Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece was agreed upon at the meeting to set up the initial Organizing Committee to submit the two joint candidacies. The Committee will consist of four representatives of each country: the Minister of Sport, a government official and two representatives of the football federations. The chairmanship of the Committee will be rotated on a six-month mandate, and the meetings will be periodic at the same time, every six months,” the communiqué reads.
Minister Bogdan Matei said that Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece can organize the two major football competitions.
Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece announced at the end of last year that they intend to submit a joint bid for hosting the European Football Championship 2028 and the World Cup 2030, with representatives of the four governments meeting on several occasions.
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