On Tuesday, executives and political leaders from Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay launched their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Uruguay’s president Luis Lacalle Pou hosted the leadership looking to bring another World Cup final at the same Centenário stadium in Montevideo, where it was played in the first edition of the tournament in 1930. Then, Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2.
Alejandro Domínguez, president of the South American football organization CONMEBOL, said at a press conference that the candidacy “is the continent’s dream”.
“One hundred years (since the first World Cup) will only happen once. And he has to go home, “said Domínguez.” We believe this is more than enough reason for FIFA to accept that this will become the only offer. “
Spain and Portugal also have a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.
The four South American nations began considering their candidacy in 2017. Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014.
FIFA executives predict that the choice of 2030 will be made within two years. Qatar will host this year’s tournament and the 2026 edition will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
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