The UK Government is open to discussions on a possible bid to host the football World Cup in 2030, Downing Street has said. Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman said ministers would be “happy” to talk with football authorities about any proposal they might want to put forward to FIFA.
As could be expected soccer was not absent from the Argentina-Uruguay presidential summit in Buenos Aires on Monday. Mauricio Macri has been president of Boca Juniors, one of the two strongest and most popular Argentine sides and steered the club to reach several regional and continental cups.
Two strong favourites have emerged to host the 2026 and 2030 World Cups. The UK is hopeful that they can follow Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 and bring the cup to the country for the first time since 1966.
Uruguay and Argentina will take advantage of the coming 2011 America Cup (Copa América) to promote their joint candidacy to organize soccer’s major event: the 2030 World Cup on occasion of the centenary of the first time the tournament was played.