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Montevideo, August 17th 2017 - 05:58 UTC

Argentina and Uruguay plan to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup

Thursday, July 27th 2017 - 16:58 UTC
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Carlos Mac Allister said the presidents of both countries and leaders of the two national football federations had agreed to move ahead. Carlos Mac Allister said the presidents of both countries and leaders of the two national football federations had agreed to move ahead.

Argentina and Uruguay are going ahead with plans to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup despite expected competition from China and others .The South American neighbors are counting on sentimental support with Uruguay hosting the first World Cup in 1930.

 Argentine sports secretary Carlos Mac Allister said in a Wednesday interview that the presidents of both countries and leaders of the two national football federations had agreed to move ahead.

Politicians will face questions about potentially spending billions on football stadiums. Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics and was roundly criticized for building “white elephant” sports venues and ignoring run-down schools and hospitals.

Argentina (1978 and 1986) and Uruguay (1930 and 1950) have each won the World Cup twice.

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  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Oh yes. Give Argentina the chance to host the world cup and watch them squander millions of pounds and turn it into a “Malvinas fest”. Not they would dream of bringing politics into the game. No, no, no. It would be wrong to accuse them of ever doing that. http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02935/Argentina_2935012b.jpg

    Jul 29th, 2017 - 02:26 pm 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Who cares? The news in Argentina is now the preliminary mid-term election on August 13 and the reluctance of the dominant media to publish opinion polls, as most previous polls give about intention of vote for Cristina Fernandez give 34.8 per cent vote intention to Cristina Fernandez' Union Ciudadana, while Cambiemos of Mauricio Macri gets 31.3 per cent in Buenos Aires Province.
    Cry, Macri, cry.

    Aug 01st, 2017 - 02:55 am 0
  • Don Alberto

    Love the idea!

    Lots of dough up for grabs in one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

    Jul 29th, 2017 - 05:07 pm -1
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