Argentina, Uruguay prepare joint 2030 World Cup bid

Montevideo (Uruguay), Jan 8 (IANS) Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez and Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri pledged on Thursday to organise a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

“There is no better opportunity for us to commit to be joint hosts for that World Cup,” said Macri during a joint conference with Vazquez at the presidential residence of Anchorena.

The visiting head of state told the press of the importance of planning this bid “well in advance”, Xinhua news agency reported.

“We are many years out, but there are many things to plan and prepare ahead of time. Many times, we have faced problems in our history, due to a lack of planning,” stated Macri.

Macri and Vazquez also agreed to strengthen ties, through economic, sport and cultural exchanges.

The year 2030 will mark a century since the first World Cup, which was held in Uruguay, with the country winning the title.

FIFA will designate the hosts for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups in 2018.

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