Uruguaya President Mr. Tabare Vazquez and Argentina President Mr. Mauricio Macri met each other on Thursday to join hands together for bidding to host 2030 FIFA World Cup. The 2030 football world cup will be the 100th edition of FIFA World Cup and Uruguay will be desperate to host the event as they hosted 1930 championship all alone.
In 1930 world cup, Uruguay defeated Argentina in the final match by 4-2 played at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo. Uruguay haven’t hosted single world cup tournament since then. National team also won 1950 FIFA world cup but that time Brazil hosted the prestigious football event.
Argentina hosted the 1978 FIFA world cup which they won by defeating Netherlands in the final. Argentina also won 1986 world cup which was hosted by Mexico. Country has been failing to bring FIFA world cup event after 1978 and would be desperate to bring it in 2030 which will mark 100-year anniversary of first competition.
Argentina President Macri said, “We have decided that our best opportunity is to jointly nominate ourselves as candidates.”
It is quite similar story for both Argentina and Uruguay in World Cup as both hosted pinnacle tournament once and won it on their home ground. Both nations are the two times FIFA World Cup champions. It will be interesting to find out whether they succeed to host the 2030 event or not. England also planning to bid for 100th event.