MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY (AP) – Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay football executives and political leaders on Tuesday launched their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Uruguay President Luis Lacalle Pou hosted the leaders seeking to bring another World Cup final to the same Centenário Stadium in Montevideo where it was played in the first edition of the tournament in 1930.
Alejandro Domínguez, the president of South American football body CONMEBOL, said in a press conference that the candidacy “is the dream of the continent”.
“One hundred years (since the first World Cup) will be achieved only once. And it has to come back home,” Domínguez said.
Spain and Portugal also have a joint bid for 2030. FIFA executives expect the pick will be made within two years.