The Presidents of three South American countries Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay have announced that they will form a joint bid in order to host the soccer’s centenary World Cup in the year 2030. Horacio Cartes, the Paraguayan President, met with the presidents of both countries Argentina and Uruguay in Buenos Aires to make this announcement.
Mauricio Macri, the Argentine President, said, “Today we are here to ratify this commitment. We have spoken to the president of FIFA and we will have the support of [South American Football Confederation] CONMEBOL, which believes South America deserves the possibility of hosting this World Cup because of the significance of the 100 year anniversary of the first edition in Uruguay.”
Tabare Vazquez, the president of Uruguay, added, “I celebrate the communion of our three countries, deeply committed to football, in agreeing a joint bid to host this World Cup. We are convinced and I can say on behalf of the three countries that are committed to comply with the demands that FIFA has for the realization of a World Cup.”
Cartes said, “The first meeting (for the bid preparation) will be organised in the first week of November,”. He added, “I think the argument of the 100-year anniversary of the first World Cup held in Uruguay makes it very attractive for the region to organize the tournament,”.
However, according to sources, China and European Nations may also bid for 2030 World Cup. Thus, it seems that there will be tough competition between South American countries and other nations. We wish a good luck to the countries.