Argentina, Chili, Paraguay Y Uruguay made official this Thursday the dream of hosting the world 2030 turning to the centenary of the first FIFA World Cup, held in Uruguay in 1930.
“Today we have made the political and sporting decision to relaunch the possibility of holding the 2030 World Cup in South America, and in these four countries.″, confirmed at a press conference the vice president of Paraguay, Hugo Velazquez.
Sports ministers and representatives of the four embassies met this Thursday in Asunción, capital of Paraguay, and raised the Application to the International Football Federation (FIFA).
Velázquez clarified that the South American candidates do not have the economic resources to compete “with the great world powers” but that They plan a World Cup in an “austere way”.
“We are going to turn to the history of world football, which the first World Cup was in South America”, he said referring to the competition held in Uruguay in 1930.
He also said that South America is the continent that “exports the best players to the world the most.”
Nevertheless the four countries South Americans should establish infrastructure works.
“We also had the presence of the representative of the CAF (Development Bank of Latin America) who offered to establish the possibility that they finance these infrastructure works that would be presented in the different countries,” he announced.
He stressed that these investments will remain to “generate well-being” in the respective countries.
The next step for the bloc is a meeting to be held “in less than a month” in Montevideo, the Uruguayan capital.
“After that work table I think they are going to establish some type of calendar that is going to be executed,” Vice President Velázquez communicated.
If the conformation is confirmed, it will be the first time that four countries of the united region host a world cup.
The last time the world cup was played on the continent was in Brazil 2014 where the German team was champion.
This year the competition will be held in Qatar, and in 2026 in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
The other candidate countries he venue of the most important football tournament in the world in 2030 are Spain and Portugal.