Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay planning joint bid for 2030 World Cup


Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will put in a collaborative bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

The 2030 edition of the world’s most watched sporting event marks 100 years since its inception, when Uruguay hosted the 1930 World Cup.

“The first meeting (to prepare the bid) will be organised in the first week of November,” said Paraguay president Horacio Cartes.

“Other countries are going to want to host but there is a very strong argument in favour of Urugay, which will celebrate 100 years (since first hosting).”

Uruguay hosted the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930. Only 13 nations competed for the trophy, eventually won by the hosts, with only four European sides competing due to the difficulty of travelling to South America.

A joint effort from the United States, Mexico and Canada is favourite to win the rights to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The next two World Cups take place in Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022), which will be the final two tournaments to feature 32 nations.

As announced by FIFA earlier in the year, a total of 48 nations will compete at the FIFA World Cup from the 2026 tournament onwards.



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