According to the official, organising the event in Portugal would bring sporting, social and economic benefits, as well as linking Portugal to its communities and projecting the Portugal brand worldwide.

The Secretary of State spoke at the Football Talks forum, which takes place between 5 and 6 September, in Cidade do Futebol, in Oeiras. The program is based on topics related to the five strategic pillars identified in the FPF's 2030 Football Plan: Childhood and Growth, Football for All, Game Quality, Involvement and Ecosystem Sustainability.

At the same forum, Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, said that he is "certain" that the Iberian bid will be chosen to host the 2030 World Cup.

"We will do what we can to help. It's time for Europe to host the World Cup and we have some plans. We have already spoken to Fernando Gomes and Luis Rubiales. I am sure that the World Cup'2030 will be played in Portugal and Spain, two countries that feel football. It is a winning bid and we will do everything to help these countries that have a passion for football, live and breathe football and have good facilities", he pointed out.

Spain hosted the '82 World Cup, while Portugal has never hosted the event, despite hosting Euro 2004 and the final round of the Nations League in 2019.