Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay officially announce today their joint bid to organize the FIFA World Cup 2030, which coincides with the centenary of the competition that was held in its first edition in Montevideo.
The official announcement of this joint nomination will be made today at 13:30 local time (16:30 GMT) at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo, where the final match was held in 1930 between Uruguay and Argentina (4-2).
The joint nomination of the four countries also aims to hold the final match of the 2030 edition at the same stadium.
“As the World Cup celebrates its centenary, it should go back to its home country, South America,” CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez wrote on Twitter.
“For us, it should be called the 2030 Centennial World Cup,” said Uruguayan Sports Minister Sebastian Bausa. “What we should focus on is the centenary of the World Cup. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first World Cup will be here. Back to the legend, back to the roots!”
The four countries committed more than three years ago to establishing a local organizing committee to coordinate with the game’s governing body in South America to plan its nomination. It will be the sixth edition of the World Cup to be held in South America after 1930 (Uruguay), 1950 (Brazil), 1962 (Chile), 1978 (Argentina) and 2014 (Brazil).
The South American file will face the joint nomination of Spain and Portugal, which they announced in June 2021.