Spain and Portugal have included Ukraine in their joint bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

The new joint bid was announced by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) on Wednesday.

"Our bid is not an Iberian bid anymore, it's a European bid," said RFEF president Luis Rubiales.

"I'm convinced that now our bid is much better than before. Football is universal and if it is capable of changing the life of people in so many ways it should also be used for doing good."

The Iberian bid was initially put forward in October 2019.

They face strong challenges from the South American quartet of Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile, and the trio of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Greece, aiming to host the competition on three different continents for the first time.

Also among the confirmed bidders for the 2030 edition are Morocco, the only single-country host so far, launching their sixth bid to do so after unsuccessful attempts in 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010 and 2026.

The eventual hosts will be announced at the 74th FIFA congress in 2024.

After this year's tournament in Qatar, the 2026 edition will be co-hosted in the United States, Mexico and Canada.