4 South American nations launch joint bid for 2030 World Cup


MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay soccer executives and political leaders on Tuesday launched their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

Uruguay President Luis Lacalle Pou hosted the leaders searching for to deliver one other World Cup last to the identical Centenário Stadium in Montevideo the place it was performed within the first version of the event in 1930. Then, Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2.

Alejandro Domínguez, the president of South American soccer physique CONMEBOL, stated in a press convention that the candidacy “is the dream of the continent.”

“100 years (for the reason that first World Cup) will probably be achieved solely as soon as. And it has to return again house,” Domínguez stated. “We imagine that’s greater than sufficient of a purpose for FIFA to simply accept that this turns into the one bid.”

Spain and Portugal even have a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.

The 4 South American nations began contemplating their candidacy in 2017. Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014.

FIFA executives count on the 2030 decide will probably be made inside two years. Qatar will host this 12 months’s event, and the 2026 version will probably be held in the USA, Mexico and Canada.

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