Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay launch joint candidacy to organize the 2030 World Cup | Video
Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay presented this Tuesday a joint candidacy to organize the Soccer World Cup 2030 and called for the competition to “come home” to 100 years since the first edition, held in 1930 in the Montevideo Centennial Stadium.
In an event organized in the traditional stadium that hosted the first final of the World Cup, The highest authority of South American soccer requested, in addition to organizing the competition, that the national team soccer tournament be held under the motto “World Centenary“.
The Uruguayan 🇺🇾 FA have stated that Uruguay, with Argentina, Paraguay and Chile will launch their candidacy to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup today in #centenarystadium at 1:30 p.m.
– World Stadiums 🏟 (@Stadium34863694) August 2, 2022
Ignatius Alonsopresident of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF)commented the following for local journalists during the event.
It is just the fact of organizing the World Cup, the 100 years, in the place where it all began.
“It is just the fact of organizing the world championship in its 100 years, in the place where it all began” ✍🏻 Ignacio Alonso.
The candidacy 🇺🇾🇦🇷🇵🇾🇨🇱 for the centenary of the World Cup is a reality. pic.twitter.com/FUAS5sNqts
— of walls and gambetas (@dparedygambeta) August 2, 2022
For its part, Alexander Dominguez, president of the south american association Conmebolstated the following at a press conference.
This is the dream of a continent. South America understands that football has to recognize and not dispute. There are going to be more World Cups, but 100 years are fulfilled once and you have to go back home.
On the occasion of the centenary of the highest competition in international football, Conmebol it also sought to bolster their candidacy as organizers.
It is more than enough reason for FIFA to accept that it is a single candidacy. With the passing of the years there will be other possibilities for other continents.
The Latin American quartet will compete with Spain and Portugalwho months ago presented their own joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.
(With information from Reuters)