The sports ministers in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia have begun preparing negotiations for a common Balkan candidate to organize the World Cup in 2030, Bulgaria's youth and sports minister Krasen Kralev said.
BTA reported that it was Kralev In a statement to Bulgaria's national television (BNT), it was estimated that "Such a candidacy was an important political symbol which shows that the Balkan countries will not only cooperate in the field of sport but also defend the common political and economic interests".
It is alleged that it is Kralev said that "The idea of a joint candidacy came to great interest, but also to some skepticism because Bulgaria is behind in the sports infrastructure".
BTA reports that among these skeptics is one of Bulgarian football legends Hristo Stoichkov.
– One thing to apply for Mundial is organization – anyone can sign up, but the other is getting the chance to get it – he said Stoichkov for BNT.
Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić said on Friday that Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia will bid together to organize the World Cup 2030.
He told reporters after a celebrated meeting in Varna and added that this was the idea of the Greek prime minister Alexis Cipras, and that it was approved at a meeting with Bulgarian and Romanian prime ministers Boyko Birosovim and Vjorikom Danćilom.