Newly-elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino is reportedly down for a potential joint bid by Argentina and Uruguay to host the 2030 World Cup, the tournament’s 100th anniversary.
Vazquez announced he and President Macri will meet with FIFA's Infantino to officially state intentions for joint Uruguay-Argentina 2030 WC
— Martin da Cruz (@martindacruz_) March 29, 2016
Fifantino’s remarks came during an official visit to CONMEBOL headquarters in Paraguay this week.
Gianni Infantino, acompañado de Alejandro Domínguez, en su primera visita oficial a la Casa del Fútbol Sudamericano. pic.twitter.com/hQ7MQYdDho
— CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) March 28, 2016
“An important theme is whether the World Cup can be played in more than one country,” he explained. “FIFA has been very much against a joint organization. I personally support it.”
It only seems fair and fitting given Uruguay’s history as the competition’s first host, defeating Argentina by a score of 4-2 on home soil before upsetting Brazil 20 years later in 1950. A joint bid with Argentina (who hosted and won in 1978) would be dope AF! Of course, it’s truly outrageous that the hype might start to build 14 years in advance, but hey, I guess this is the fútbol world we know and love.