2030 World Cup bid launches with FOUR South American countries proposing to co-host the tournament

by: fifa2022newsnet


Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile join forces to bid to host the 2030 World Cup – as they hope to bring the tournament back to South America 100 years on from the first edition in Montevideo

  • The federations of Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile launched the bid
  • This tournament will take place 100 years after the first World Cup in Uruguay
  • An IOC decision to not hold the 100th Olympics in Athens led to this movement
  • Three of the four countries involved in bid have previously hosted World Cups 
  • Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates

An unprecedented four nation bid to host the FIFA World Cup in South America was officially launched Tuesday.

The proposal will see hosting duties shared by CONMEBOL nations Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile in 2030.

That year will mark the 100th anniversary of the playing of the first FIFA World Cup in Uruguay back in 1930. 

The host nation won that tournament, defeating Argentina by a score of 4-2.

The Jules Rimet Cup was the trophy handed out at the first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930

Discussions to host the tournament in South America had been in the works for years, involving a late-1990’s website, talks between Sepp Blatter and the Uruguayan president, and multiple changes to the roster of countries.

Interest in this bid came in the mid to late 1990s, stemming from the International Olympic Committee’s decision to host its centennial Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States as opposed to Athens, Greece – the site of the first modern Olympiad.

Fear that the same fate could befall the World Cup, a Uruguayan man launched a website to convince the globe that his home nation should be host the centennial matches of the biggest tournament for the beautiful game.

Lionel Messi helped to promote the bid when it was first beginning to take shape in 2017

Lionel Messi helped to promote the bid when it was first beginning to take shape in 2017

Momentum grew so much that ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter even spoke about it with the President of Uruguay during a visit in 2005.

Nothing new materialized until 2017, when Uruguay and Argentina announced their intention to present a joint bid. 

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez and Argentina’s Lionel Messi promoted a joint bid between their countries with commemorative shirts before a match.

Edinson Cavani's Uruguay has bid to host 2030 World Cup with Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile

Edinson Cavani’s Uruguay has bid to host 2030 World Cup with Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile

By the end of 2017, Paraguay was added as a potential host, with Chile following in 2019.

Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay all have experience hosting the World Cup, with Argentina hosting in 1978 and Chile hosting in 1962. 

Paraguay may not have hosted a World Cup for football on grass, but they did host FIFA’s 2019 edition of the Beach Soccer World Cup.

The official bidding process is yet to open, so things may change, but at least three other bids have been confirmed to challenge the South Americans.

Morocco will try again to become the second African country to host the World Cup.

Meanwhile UEFA will see two bids – one an ‘Iberian’ contingent of Spain and Portugal, and the other from a ‘Balkan’ contingent of Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia.


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