South American giants launch 2030 World Cup bid
NEWS DIGEST – Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay have launched a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
The CONMEBOL Nations are aiming to bring the quadrennial tournament ‘home’ as Uruguay hosted and won the very first edition of the World Cup in 1930.
Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in the final of the 1930 World Cup at Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario.
CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez suggested it was time to bring the event back to South America.
“There will be more World Cups, but the World Cup only turns 100 one time and it needs to come home,” Dominguez said.
Argentina has won the World Cup twice, in Argentina 78 and Mexico 86 while Uruguay also won it twice in 1930 and 1950.
Uruguay hosted the tournament in 1930 and Brazil hosted it in 1950.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to be held in Qatar between November 21 and December 18.