Uruguay says Argentina committed to joint World Cup bid

Uruguay’s National Sports Secretary Fernando Cáceres has said the Argentinian government has reconfirmed its commitment to a joint Argentina-Uruguay-Paraguay bid for the 2030 Fifa World Cup.

Speculation has mounted recently that Argentina might drop out of the bid due to economic problems. But Cáceres told press in Uruguay that Fernando Marin, Argentina’s bidding committee head, reassured him of the country’s commitment in a private call on Friday morning.

Marin reportedly told Cáceres that rumours Argentina might pull out were ‘inaccurate’. Cáceres added that the three bid committees would meet soon to push the joint candidacy forward.

2030 would mark the 100th anniversary of the last time Uruguay hosted the Fifa World Cup, a tournament that the country also won in 2030.