Ar­gentina, Uruguay re­it­er­ate co-host­ing

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

The pres­i­dents of Ar­gentina and Uruguay say they are still plan­ning to go ahead with a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup.

Ar­gentina Pres­i­dent Mauri­cio Macri says the South Amer­i­can neigh­bours “will work to­gether to as­pire to host the 2030 World Cup”.

Soccer’s next World Cup is in 2018 in Rus­sia, fol­lowed by 2022 in Qatar. North Amer­ica is the favourite to host the 2026 event, ei­ther by the United States alone, or in a bid with Mex­ico and Canada.

Macri and Uruguay Pres­i­dent Tabare Vazquez spoke Mon­day at a joint news con­fer­ence in the Ar­gen­tine cap­i­tal.

The 2030 World Cup will mark the 100-year an­niver­sary of the event, which was first played in 1930 in Uruguay and won by the host na­tion.

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