2/15/2019 2:01:14 PM (GMT+3)

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay & Uruguay to make joint bid for 2030 World Cup

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay & Uruguay to make joint bid for 2030 World Cup

DOHA, Qatar Chile President Sebastian Pinera confirmed on Friday that Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay will submit a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

Argentina and Uruguay originally announced their intention to submit a joint bid in 2017 before Paraguay joined the coalition later that year.

In December last year, Bolivian President Evo Morales offered those three countries help in their bid, proposing "two or three departments as sub-seats" for the competition.

Had his offer been accepted, it would have meant the Hernando Siles Reyes stadium in La Paz potentially included as a host venue.

Pinera said he had been touting his idea to the presidents of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay for several months.

Uruguay hosted and won the inaugural World Cup in 1930, Chile was the venue in 1962 and Argentina emulated their neighbours’ achievement by lifting the trophy at home in 1978.

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