FIFA World Cup 2030: Argentina reaffirms joint bid with Uruguay

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Argentina has reaffirmed its position with Uruguay and Paraguay for the proposed joint bid to FIFA World Cup 2030 hosting rights amid mounting speculations that the country might pull out of the bid due to the ongoing economic crisis.

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, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the last time Uruguay hosted event in 1930.

Rumours have been doing rounds recently that Argentina might drop out of the bid due to economic problems. But Cáceres told the Press in Uruguay that Fernando Marin, Argentina’s bidding committee head, had reassured him of the country’s commitment in a private call on Friday morning.

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

The 24th edition of the men’s coveted multi-nation football tournament is expected to attract many strong bids.  Spain, Portugal and Morocco have also shown a strong interest to make a bid to jointly host the centennial edition of the FIFA World Cup.

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Until now, Morocco has failed in its five bids to host a FIFA World Cup. The country has also suffered a defeat in its recent initiativeagainst the joint bid of USA, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 edition. The North American nation will now join forces with two European nations in the bid to host the first ever pan-continental World Cup.

With a strong backing from the Government, England is also expected to enter the ring for a joint proposal to host the FIFA World Cup 20230 with Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

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