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Paraguay, Uruguay, Argenti to bid jointly for 2030 World Cup

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Asuncion, Sep 1: Paraguay, Uruguay and Argenti plan to submit a joint bid to host the centery World Cup in 2030, the President of Conmebol, South America’s football federation, said.

“For Conmebol, it’s priority No.1 to work toward returning the World Cup in 2030 to where it origited,” Alejandro Dominguez said on Thursday after meeting in Asuncion with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes, reports Efe.

The agreement to submit a joint bid was made possible by the good relations among the Presidents of those three South American tions, Argentine President Mauricio Macri and Uruguayan head of state Tabare Vazquez, Dominguez said.

He added that the three Presidents still needed to arrange a date to meet and formalise the countries’ joint candidacy.

Dominguez speculated that there could be 12 venues for the World Cup matches — eight in Argenti, two in Uruguay and two in Paraguay — though he added that it was too early to say what the proposal would be.

“The most important thing before talking about how and where to distribute (the venues) is to fight for our candidacy,” he said, adding that the election format had changed and a monumental task would be needed to garner votes worldwide.

He said Argenti and Uruguay had already been working together on a joint candidacy before Paraguay officially partnered with its neighbours Thursday on the three-tion bid.

The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, a tourment in which the hosts defeated Argenti 4-2 in the fil at Estadio Centerio in Montevideo.

The three South American countries will likely compete against England and South Korea for the right to host what would be the 24th edition of the World Cup. IANS

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