ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay and Chile have each revealed plans to attempt to be a part of Argentina and Uruguay in what can be a four-nation bid to host the centenary World Cup in 2030.
Paraguay president Horacio Cartes and the president of South American soccer physique CONMEBOL, Alejandro Dominguez, introduced the plan on Thursday.
“I am confirming that we’re in settlement — the presidents of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay — to battle for the precise to host the 2030 World Cup,” Cartes stated on his Twitter account.
And Uruguay’s director of sports activities Fernando Caceres stated later within the day to The Related Press that Chile had additionally proven curiosity in becoming a member of the South American bid.
— Horacio_Cartes (@Horacio_Cartes) August 31, 2017
Paraguay’s bid for inclusion is at a extra superior stage than Chile’s in the intervening time, but when each international locations have been to be included it will be the primary time within the historical past of soccer that 4 international locations got here collectively for a World Cup bid.
Argentina and Uruguay, which was the unique World Cup host in 1930, have lengthy been anticipated to hunt internet hosting rights for a match prone to characteristic 48 groups enjoying in at the very least 12 stadiums.
Dominguez stated the sport venues can be determined later by a fee. It is probably nearly all of matches shall be in Argentina, which is the most important nation and has probably the most soccer stadiums.
European soccer federations may also be eligible to bid and one possibility may unite England and different British members of FIFA.
A 3-way bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico is already favored to host the 2026 World Cup.
Director of Sports activities of Uruguay Fernando Caceres stated later within the day to The Related Press that Chile additionally confirmed curiosity in becoming a member of the south-american bid. If this proposal strikes forward, it will likely be the primary time in soccer historical past that 4 international locations come collectively for a World Cup bid.