Argentina and Uruguay will formally launch a joint bid to host the 2030 edition of the Fifa World Cup national team football tournament next week, the latter nation’s president, Tabaré Vázquez, has confirmed.
Argentina and Uruguay will press ahead with plans for a joint bid for the 2030 Fifa World Cup in the face of what is expected to be strong competition for the hosting rights, according to the former nation’s Sports Secretary, Carlos Mac Allister.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino has given his tentative backing to a joint bid from Argentina and Uruguay for the 2030 World Cup, stating he is open to reversing the traditional stance of world football’s governing body in opposing co-hosting of its showpiece national team competition.
Argentina and neighbouring Uruguay have formally committed to launching a bid for the 2030 Fifa World Cup, what will be the centenary edition of the national team football tournament following its inaugural staging in the latter country.
Swiss authorities today (Thursday) approved the extradition of Eugenio Figueredo, a former vice-president of football’s global governing body Fifa, to the US.
Chilean Football Association (ANFP) president Sergio Jadue has stated the country is keen to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup, while Uruguayan counterpart Wilmar Valdez has touted the prospect of a joint bid involving his country, Chile and Argentina.
The AUF, football’s governing body in Uruguay, has insisted that its national team’s participation in the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil is not under threat despite the national association being suspended by Conmebol, the sport’s governing body in Latin America.
The president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has dismissed suggestions Uruguay could be expelled from the forthcoming 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil following the mass resignation of the country’s national football association board.
Four Argentinian football clubs and one Uruguayan club have been sanctioned by football’s world governing body, Fifa, for breaching transfer regulations.