Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay will jointly compete with Morocco, Spain, and Portugal for the organization of the 2030 World Cup.
Rabat – Chili has joined Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay to present a collective bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Chilean president Sebastian Pinera took to his Twitter account to announce the news on Thursday.
“Presidents of the Argentine Republic, Mauricio Macri, of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Pinera, of the Republic of Paraguay, Mario Abdo; and of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, have agreed to present their joint candidacy to organize the 2030 World Cup,” tweeted Pinera.
In October 2017, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay informed FIFA of their joint candidacy for hosting the 2030 World Cup.
Pinera explained that he proposed to his three counterparts his country’s intention to be part of the joint candidacy for the World Cup several months ago.
Uruguay was the winner the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930, which the South American country hosted, and that Paraguay is the only nation to have never organized it, in opposition to Argentina (1978), and Chili (1962).
Other countries have also expressed their will to jointly organize the big football event. Spain, Portugal, and Morocco are considering a joint bid.
During an official visit to Morocco in late 2018, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez reiterated his country’s desire to team up with Morocco and Portugal to co-organize the first ever transcontinental World Cup.
Additional joint European candidacies may also be submitted by Greece, Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. England and Ireland are also reportedly in discussion to present a joint bid.
Morocco, which in June 2018 lost its bid to host the 2026 World Cup, has been intent on organizing the footballing showpiece.
Soon after losing the 2026 bid to the North American trio, Canada-U.S-Mexico, Morocco notified FIFA of its bid to organize the 2030 World. That bid will be Morocco’s sixth attempt, following its previous bids for the 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010, and 2026 tournaments.