Argentina and Uruguay bid for the 2030 World Cup to commemorate the Centenary

Representatives from the governments of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile are working on a four-country bid for the 2030 World Cup. Next month, the group will meet in Montevideo, Uruguay to discuss campaign funding .

Uruguay hosted the first World Cup in 1930 at Montevideo’s Centenario Stadium.

There are several federations that have applied to organize the 2030 World Cup. One of them is England. “The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, but maybe we’ll get to 2030,” Greg Dyke, president of the English Football Association, told the BBC.

Combined applications are also coming from Europe/Africa

Spain and Portugal have also come together to propose a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup with three stadiums outlined in Portugal and 11 in Spain.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino also pressed Morocco to join Spain and Portugal in the joint bid in June. Morocco has tried to seal the world’s final tournament six times without success.

Japan and South Korea are still the countries to co-host a World Cup, with the 2026 event shared between the United States, Mexico and Canada. This latest tournament will be the first to include the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams.