ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) Paraguay plans to hitch Argentina and Uruguay in a regional bid to host the centenary World Cup in 2030. And it might not finish there, with neighbor Chile concerned with becoming a member of the South American effort.
Paraguay president Horacio Cartes and the president of South American soccer physique CONMEBOL, Alejandro Dominguez, introduced the plan Thursday.
”I’m confirming that we’re in settlement – the presidents of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay – to struggle for the suitable to host the 2030 World Cup,” Cartes posted on Twitter.
Fernando Caceres, Uruguay’s sports activities secretary, advised The Related Press that Chile is contemplating becoming a member of the opposite three nations.
”Chile additionally has requested to hitch the 2030 bid, however Paraguay has proven probably the most enthusiasm and willpower in becoming a member of us,” Caceres stated. ”Anyway, formally it’s nonetheless solely Uruguay-Argentina 2030.”
Argentina and Uruguay, which was the unique World Cup host in 1930, have lengthy been anticipated to hunt internet hosting rights for a event more likely to function forty eight groups enjoying in a minimum of 12 stadiums.
Dominguez stated the sport venues can be determined later by a fee if the bid succeeds. It’s probably nearly all of matches can be in Argentina, which is the most important nation and has probably the most soccer stadiums.
European soccer federations will even be eligible to bid, and one choice might unite England and different British members of FIFA.
A 3-approach bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico is already favored to host the 2026 World Cup.
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