UEFA is backing a joint home nations bid for the 2030 World Cup with the hope of bringing the tournament back to England for the first time since 1966.

The Football Association is understood to have promised its Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland counterparts that it will consult with them before making any bid. 

Any home nations bid would face stiff opposition from a joint bid by Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina, a campaign buoyed by the fact that 2030 marks 100 years since the first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930.

The 2026 World Cup will be in North America.