The Uruguay-Argentina 2030 joint FIFA World Cup Bid has taken a new dimension, with Paraguay indicating interest to join the co-hosting of the event which has been proposed by Uruguay and Argentina according to report from FourFourTwo.
The 2030 edition will represent the 100th anniversary of the inaugural competition held in Uruguay, and FIFA president Gianni Infantino last year tentatively backed the nation acting as joint-hosts with Argentina.
But reports suggests that Matches could also take place in Paraguay after the country’s president Horacio Cartes announced an agreement had been reached with his counterparts in the other two nations.
“I can confirm an agreement between the presidents of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay to fight for the 2030 World Cup hosting rights,” Cartes tweeted.
CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez, the former head of the Paraguayan Football Association (APF) who in 2015 asked FIFA to allow his native country to provide at least one of the venues for the 2030 World Cup, subsequently announced he would meet with Cartes to discuss plans.
“Meeting with president Horacio Cartes to plan for Paraguay being a sub-site of the 2030 World Cup with Argentina and Uruguay,” Dominguez posted on Twitter.
Paraguay has never hosted a World Cup, while Argentina did so in 1978 when the country won the first of two titles.
While Argentina and Uruguay have agreed to co-host the 2030 Fifa World Cup, the duo may become enemies when they meet in a crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers expected to hold in the early hours of September 1, 2017.