• Uefa president praises England for mending ‘arrogant’ image
• FA to assess pros and cons of bidding during the next year
The chances of England hosting the 2030 World Cup have been vastly improved by transparency around voting for Fifa tournaments and the improved image of the Football Association on the international stage, according to seasoned executives at the world governing body.
The FA is expected to decide whether to push for the 2030 tournament after conducting a feasibility study over the next year. It would almost certainly have the backing of Europe, pending other bids from the continent, with Uefa’s president, Aleksander Ceferin, praising the FA chairman, Greg Clarke, for overhauling the “arrogant” image of English football.