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Uruguay-Argentina commission to bid for 2030 World Cup

News 01 Nov 2016, 13:38 IST

Montevideo, Nov 1 (IANS) Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez has announced that he launched a joint commission with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri to prepare a bid for the 2030 football World Cup.

"It is a natural right as the international competitions (of football team) were born in our country," Vazquez on Monday told a cabinet session, alluding to the fact that Uruguay held the first World Cup in 1930.

The two Presidents agreed to this commission earlier in October, which will make a formal bid to the international football body, FIFA, reports Xinhua.

"There are people, with the best intentions, that believe it is impossible for Uruguay and Argentina to have a World Cup," said Vazquez.

"We can think as Uruguayans what was done in 1930 to organise a World Cup during winter. There was one stadium at that time and a World Cup was played here," he pointed out.

In 2030, the centenary of first football World Cup will be marked, when Uruguay won in the final at home, beating Argentina 4-2.



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