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Argentina and Uruguay want to co-host 2030 World Cup


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Argentina and Uruguay

Buenos Aires, July 27, (GNA/dpa) – Argentina
and Uruguay plan to apply to co-host football’s 2030 World Cup, according to
statements made by an Argentinian government official to local media on Wednesday.

“We are absolutely determined to raise
this issue with FIFA,” Argentinian sports secretary Carlos Mac Allister
told Argentinian newspaper La Nacion on Wednesday, after a meeting with
Uruguayan

Buenos Aires, July 27, (GNA/dpa) – Argentina
and Uruguay plan to apply to co-host football’s 2030 World Cup, according to
statements made by an Argentinian government official to local media on Wednesday.

“We are absolutely determined to raise
this issue with FIFA,” Argentinian sports secretary Carlos Mac Allister
told Argentinian newspaper La Nacion on Wednesday, after a meeting with
Uruguayan football officials.

The paper reported that the countries’ two
presidents, Mauricio Macri and Tabare Vazquez, could meet in Montevideo on
August 31 to discuss the bid, ahead of a 2018 World Cup qualifier between the
two nations.

“We want both presidents to be in
Montevideo before the qualifying game,” Mac Allister said, adding that the
bid faced many challenges including financing, infrastructure and how to
involve relevant parties from both countries.

Uruguay hosted the first football World Cup
tournament in 1930, eventually winning the final against Argentina 4-2. So far
only South Korea and Japan have co-hosted a World Cup, in 2002.

China and England are also reportedly
interested in hosting the 2030 tournament, while the 2026 World Cup is expected
to go to co-hosts United States, Canada and Mexico.

GNA


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