Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay launch official 2030 World Cup bid

AFA president Claudio Tapia (left) (Getty Images)

Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay have officially launched their bid to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup, 100 years after the first-ever tournament was held in South America, and hope to add Bolivia to their candidacy in the coming months.

Central to the South America campaign to host the so-called 'Mundial Centenario' (Centenary World Cup) is a desire to see Fifa's flagship tournament return to the continent that staged the first World Cup in 1930, when Uruguay were the inaugural hosts of the final at Montevideo's Centenario stadium.

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