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Prospective Wembley owner Khan wants 2030 World Cup bid

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, left, fields questions from the media on his interest in buying Wembley Stadium in London ahead of the Uniform L...
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan fields questions from the media on his interest in buying Wembley Stadium in London, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in...
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan fields questions from the media on his interest in buying Wembley Stadium in London, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in...

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, left, fields questions from the media on his interest in buying Wembley Stadium in London ahead of the Uniform L...

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan fields questions from the media on his interest in buying Wembley Stadium in London, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in...

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan fields questions from the media on his interest in buying Wembley Stadium in London, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in...

LONDON (AP) — Prospective Wembley Stadium owner Shahid Khan has talked to the English Football Association about bidding for the 2030 World Cup.

England has been exploring a bid for the centenary edition of the FIFA tournament but would be facing a challenge from maiden host Uruguay, which has launched a joint campaign with Argentina and Paraguay.

Khan told The Associated Press that "very preliminary talks" have been held with the FA about the World Cup bid, insisting Wembley and the governing body would remain "aligned on all the important issues" after any sale.

Khan, who also owns the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and London soccer team Fulham, hopes his purchase of Wembley from the FA goes through within three months.

Khan says "Wembley is still going to be an iconic British stadium" and "we would want it to host the World Cup."


Updated : 2021-03-08 00:27 GMT+08:00