It's official: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay launched their candidacy to organize the 2030 World Cup

It's official: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay launched their candidacy to organize the 2030 World Cup

In the mythical Centennial Stadium, the conference was held to make the official announcement of the joint application. The event was also attended by Luis Lacalle Pou, President of Uruguay

It's official: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay launched their candidacy to organize the 2030 World Cup< /p>Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay, together, intend to host the 2030 World Cup. (Photo: AUF)

Union make force. This is how Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay understood it, which got together and officially presented their candidacy to organize the 2030 World Cup on Tuesday. the first World Cup, held in Montevideo.

“We are in this iconic place where history began”< /i>, said the president of Conmebol, Alejandro Domínguez, upon making the nomination official at a press conference at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo, where Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in the 1930 final and was crowned the first world champion .

Flanked by sports authorities from the four applicant countries, Domínguez pointed out that “this is not the project of a government, but the dream of a continent”.

< p itemprop="description" class="story-contents__font-paragraph">“There will be more World Cups, but 100 years will be celebrated only once”, he highlighted.

In the same vein, the president of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), Ignacio Alonso, recalled that the idea of ​​a World Cup “ it was conceived, analyzed and put into operation here in Uruguay almost 100 years ago” and “became the greatest celebration of world sport”.

On the other hand, the Uruguayan Sports Minister, Sebastián Bauzá, indicated that in May 2023 the four countries will present the project to FIFA, which must define the host in 2024.

In addition to those who spoke, the presidents of the Paraguayan and Chilean federations, Roberto Harrison and Pablo Milad, as well as the vice president of the Argentine Football Association, Rodolfo D' Onofrio.

Spain-Portugal, the rival

Spain and Portugal together are for now the only rival candidacy, after launching their application in June 2021. Morocco, which in principle was going to join the nations of the Iberian Peninsula, could nominate itself, but has not yet done so officially. .