2030 World Cup: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay bid to be joint hosts

Representatives of Conmebol and Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay are becoming a member of forces to bid for the 2030 World Cup

Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay have submitted a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

Uruguay hosted the competitors’s first ever event in 1930 and say they wish to carry the World Cup “home” when it celebrates its centenary.

“This is the dream of a continent,” mentioned Alejandro Dominguez, president of the South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol).

Spain and Portugal have additionally introduced a bid to be joint hosts.

Uruguay beat Argentina within the ultimate to win the inaugural World Cup in 1930 and Dominguez was talking on the scene of that win – Montevideo’s Centenario Stadium.

“There will be more World Cups, but the cup only turns 100 one time, and it needs to come home,” added Dominguez.

Chile hosted the World Cup in 1962, whereas the event was held in Argentina in 1978.

“It’s right for the World Cup to be hosted where it all began, 100 years later,” mentioned Ignacio Alonso, president of the Uruguayan Soccer Affiliation.

The 2022 World Cup can be held in Qatar whereas Canada, Mexico and the USA can be joint hosts in 2026.

Fifa plans to pick out the 2030 host in 2024.

The UK and Republic of Eire soccer associations agreed in February to not bid for the 2030 World Cup and as a substitute give attention to a joint try and host Euro 2028.

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