Population: Spain: 46 million; Portugal: 11 million
Previous hosting: Spain: 1982; Portugal: None
World Cup best: Spain: Winners, 2010; Portugal: Third, 1966
Number of proposed stadia/Biggest stadium: Spain: 13; Portugal: 2/Camp Nou (100,000)
Celeb figureheads: Luis Figo

Complex says: The joint Iberian bid was thought to be almost out of the running at one point, but has come home strong and is a real threat to Russia and England. Portugal hosted Euro 2004, evidence of the bid’s ability to cope with an influx of fans; however, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has indicated his discomfort over joint bids when one country is capable. But as an advert, could there have been anything better than Barca v. Real on Monday night?
Odds: 4/1