The governments and soccer federations of
Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile
launched on Tuesday the official candidacy to host the
2030 World Cup
, a year that will coincide with the centenary of the first World Cup in Montevideo.
"We dream of hosting this Cup again in its
. All South Americans have a lot of passion, we live soccer that way," said
, host of the leadership meeting at the complex that Argentine soccer has in Ezeiza.
"We are convinced that FIFA
has the obligation
to honor (by granting the venue in 2024) the memory of those who organized the first World Cup," said Conmebol president
Uruguay was the first world champion, with a 4-2 victory over Argentina in the final at the then brand new Centenario stadium in Montevideo.
Argentina is the last champion, beating France (3-3 draw and 4-2 on penalties) in the Qatar-2022 final.
Other candidates listed in the race for the organization of the 2030 World Cup are Spain-Portugal (with an invitation to Ukraine), Morocco and Saudi Arabia-Egypt-Greece.
The next world cup will be held in the United States-Mexico-Canada.
Of the 32 current participants, the number of competitors from the group stage will be increased to 48.