In the event that Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay win the bid, the 2030 World Cup final will be at the Centenario Stadium

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The four countries compete with Spain-Portugal-Ukraine, Morocco and Saudi Arabia-Egypt-Greece. The final decision will be made at the 74th FIFA Congress in 2024

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In the event that Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay win the bid, the 2030 World Cup final will be at the Centenario Stadium

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) is studying options to meet FIFA requirements and increase the capacity of the Centenario stadium from 65,000 to 80,000 spectators

Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay agreed that, if the joint candidacy to hold the 2030 World Cup in South America is finalized, the final would be at the Centenario Stadium, reported Búsqueda.

The proposal submitted to the FIFAincludes the final being played at the Centenario Stadium, located in Montevideo and where the first World Cup final was played. In any case, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) should increase the capacity of the venue from 65,000 to 80,000. According to what Sports Secretary Sebastián Bauzá told the outlet, one of the options studied by architects would be to lower the playing field and add one more ring to one of the stands.

In addition, the removable stadium 974 built for the 2020 World Cup in Qatar would be used. This property would allow the entry of 40,000 people and would be provided by the Qatari authorities, reported Bauzá on Radio Sport 890.

Stadium 974 was built with containers and modular steel, allowing less normal construction materials to be needed than traditional stadiums, which helped reduce costs, FIFA said in a statement. Despite the fact that the federation requires that the stadium in which the final is played has a capacity for 80,000 people, until the quarterfinals the established minimum is 40,000 people. Six group stage matches and one round of 16 match will be played there during the next World Cup in Qatar.

In the event that Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay win the bid, the 2030 World Cup final will be at the Centenario Stadium

South American Qualifiers – Uruguay v Peru – Centenario Stadium, Montevideo, Uruguay – March 24, 2022 Uruguay's Luis Suarez in action with Peru's Miguel Trauco (Pool via REUTERS/Matilde Campodonico)

Despite the fact that Nacional and Peñarol offered their respective stadiums to be the second headquarters of the country, the main option is to choose a place in the interior of the country. Regarding the venues, there would be between seven and eight in Argentina, five in Chile, two in Paraguay and two in Uruguay.

Delegations from the four countries met this month in Santiago, Chile to officially launch the corporation Together 2030 that will prepare and present the application to FIFA. Juntos 2023 will be in charge of receiving contributions -both public and private- and responsible for executing budgets and rendering accounts of the resources contributed. In addition, it will be in charge of the link with FIFA in general. In the event that the South American proposal is the winner, the participation structure was distributed among the participants in an equitable manner.

“It is a day of great joy to continue working for this dream that unites us. We have the possibility of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first World Cup, which was held in Uruguay, this time as a region”, Bauzá said at the event.

The candidacy of these four countries competes with that of Spain-Portugal-Ukraine, that of Morocco and that of Saudi Arabia-Egypt-Greece. The final decision will be taken at the 74th FIFA Congress in 2024.