The South American nations of Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay have concluded plans to make an ambitious joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
The announcement was made by the three countries’ presidents in the Argentina capital of Buenos Aires on Wednesday however the bidding process is not expected to begin for several more years.
The 2030 FIFA World Cup is a special edition as it will mark the tournament’s centenary. The first edition was in Uruguay in 1930.
Speaking during the announcement, the president of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, said: “The first meeting [for the bid preparation] will be organised in the first week of November.”
“Other countries are going to want to host but there is a very strong argument in favour of Uruguay, which will celebrate 100 years [from first hosting].” he added.