The FAI have announced they have joined a 'feasibility study' to determine whether or not a joint bid with the English, Welsh and Scottish FAs to host the 2030 World Cup would be workable.
A statement on the FAI's website reads as follows:
Following recent positive discussions amongst all parties it has been agreed that the Football Association of Ireland will join the English, Irish, Welsh and Scottish FAs in conducting a feasibility review into a potential joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
The bidding process has yet to begin for the 2030 World Cup, with a joint bid from Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina the only other option on the table at the moment. But on what will be the 100 year anniversary of the competition's first outing in Uruguay, the South American's may get the nod to host given the historical significance of their country to the World Cup.
Other countries touted with an interest in hosting the competition include Morocco, Cameroon, Egypt and Spain.