Four South American countries will jointly bid for the 2030 World Cup

Xinhua News Agency, Santiago, February 14 (reporter Wang Pei party Qi) Chilean president Pinella said on the 14th that Chile will jointly bid for the 2030 World Cup with Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Pinera said on social media on the same day that the football associations of Afghanistan, Chile, Ukraine and Pakistan have decided to jointly bid for the “Centennial World Cup” in 2020 to FIFA “. The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930. South American countries hope that the World Cup will “go home” during the centennial commemoration “.

Pinera said that Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay had submitted joint applications to FIFA before, but he submitted a few months ago to Afghanistan, Ukraine, the presidents of the three countries proposed to join the joint bid to obtain approval.

Argentina and Uruguay first proposed to bid for the 2030 World Cup in 2017, and then Paraguay joined the bidding list.

Uruguay, Chile and Argentina all have experience in hosting the World Cup. In the first World Cup in 1930, Uruguay won the championship as the host. The 1962world Cup was held in Chile. Argentina won the World Cup in 1978 as the host.

In addition to four foreign countries in South America, the countries bidding for the 2030 World Cup include Britain and Ireland, as well as four Eastern European countries composed of Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, while the African country Morocco is bidding separately.

The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar, while the 2026 World Cup will be jointly held by the United States, Canada and Mexico. The number of teams participating in the 2026 World Cup final will reach 48, which increases the difficulty for a single country to host events.

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