Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay confirm their bid to host the 2030 World Cup

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay have confirmed a collective bid to host the 2030 World Cup,

Officials from the four countries took part in a launch party at the Argentine Football Association (AFA), where FIFA was urged to return the tournament to “where football was born”, 100 years after the first edition was held in Montevideo.

Alejandro Dominguez, president of the Confederation of South American Football (CONMEBOL), hoped that FIFA would show a “gesture of grandeur” towards the region and allow it to stage the tournament.

“The 2030 World Cup is not just another World Cup, it deserves to be celebrated and appreciated for 100 years,” Dominguez said.

“We are convinced that FIFA is committed to honoring the memory of those who came before us, who believed in the greatness and who made the first World Cup possible.”

AFC President Claudio Tapia added: “As world champions, we are carrying out this launch that is the dream of all South Americans. Not only on the centenary of the first edition, but because of the passion with which we live football.”

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez made a statement on his official Twitter account saying that Bolivia would be asked to join “this dream”.

After the first edition in Uruguay, Argentina hosted the World Cup in 1978 and Chile in 1962, while Paraguay did not host the largest competition in sports.

The South American bid will compete with Spain and Portugal, which have signed a joint bid agreement, as well as potential 2030 bids from Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

The 2026 World Cup will be played across the United States, Canada and Mexico, with Argentina defending the Qatar title.

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