Yanukovych: Ukraine eager to host World Cup in future

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Aug. 28, 2012, 2:40 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said Ukraine would like to bid to host the FIFA World Cup in future, following the successful holding of the Euro 2012 European Football Championship.

"We have a dream that some day Ukraine will host the World Cup. We will work for this," the president told journalists, following a meeting with UEFA President Michel Platini in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Yanukovych also expressed will to work jointly with the UEFA leadership on further development of football in Ukraine, Europe and in the world.

The president thanked Platini for the chance to host such a big football event as the European Football Championship that was given to Ukraine.

As reported, Brazil will host the World Cup in 2014, Russia in 2018, and Qatar in 2022.

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