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South America is the Ideal Host for the 2030 Centenary World Cup

CONMEBOL Urges FIFA to Award the 2030 World Cup to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) is calling on FIFA to hand the 2030 World Cup to a joint bid from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile at its 76th Congress. The regional governing body believes it would be a mistake if the continent where the first tournament was held does not host the “Centenary Cup” to celebrate 100 years of the World Cup.

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez made the plea and urged FIFA President Gianni Infantino to find a way to honor history by letting South America stage the 2030 World Cup. He referenced the Olympic Games’ mistake of not giving Athens the 1996 venue, adding that the Centenary Cup should be held in the continent where the tournament began.

The four South American nations of the joint bid aim to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the World Cup, which took place in Uruguay in 1930. However, they face stiff competition from a three-way bid by Morocco, Spain, and Portugal to hold the 2030 tournament.

In September 2024, FIFA will vote and announce the host for the 2030 World Cup after considering all of the bids shortlisted.

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