Ukraine is teaming up with Spain and Portugal in a bid for the 2030 edition of the football tournament Ukraine will aim to host the event with Spain and Portugal. © Jane Barlow / PA Images via Getty Images

Ukraine is officially joining a bid by Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, it has been confirmed by the football authorities of the three countries.

News of the joint bid emerged earlier this week, when The Times reported that Ukraine would be incorporated into existing Spanish and Portuguese plans to host the tournament.

The football federations of the three nations issued statements on Wednesday confirming the move.

“The Royal Spanish Football Federation and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have incorporated the Ukrainian Football Association (UAF) to the Iberian Candidacy to organize the 2030 World Cup,” read a message from the Spanish football authorities.

“The proposal has the unconditional support of UEFA in a global and transformative project of European football in an exceptional situation.”