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Paraguay joins Argentina, Uruguay in 2030 Word Cup bid

39   //    31 Aug 2017, 19:28 IST

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay has joined forces with Argentina and Uruguay in their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup finals, President Horacio Cartes said on Thursday.

"I can confirm that we the Presidents of #Paraguay #Argentina and #Uruguay have agreed to fight for the nomination of 2030 football World Cup,” Cartes said in a tweet.

The announcement was backed up by his countryman AlejandroDominguez, who is president of South American Football Confederation, Conmebol.

Although no official details were revealed, local news reports said Argentina would have six host cities or stadiums, while Uruguay and Paraguay would have three each.

The joint bid is the first concrete one for the 2030 tournament, although China has expressed hope it will host in the future.

Russia will host the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar with host four years later. Subsequent host nations have yet to be decided.

(Reporting by Daniela Desantis; Writing by Andrew Downie Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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