"Other countries are going to want to host but there is a very strong argument in favor of Uruguay, which will celebrate 100 years [from first hosting]". It is mentioned that China and one of European countries may only compete for hosting the World Cup.
The 2030 World Cup will mark the 100 years of the first World Cup, which took place in Uruguay.
"If you give us the opportunity, we will be great hosts", Argentine President Mauricio Macri said, while flanked by Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez and Paraguayan leader Horacio Cartes.
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have announced a joint candidacy to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, following a meeting in Buenos Aires.
In April, the United States, Mexico and Canada formally announced their joint bid for the 2026 tournament, although the United States would host the majority of the matches.
Argentina and Uruguay announced their intention to submit a joint bid in July, with Paraguay adding two venues on October 4.
Before 2030 gets decided, however, Federation Internationale de Football Association still needs to make a decision about the host of the 2026 World Cup, which could go to another joint bid.
Argentina and Uruguay signalled their intention to launch a joint bid back in July, with Paraguay's addition strengthening their case. England is expected to get the nod from UEFA either as a solo bid or a joint bid with another country or two.
1930 World Cup in Uruguay.
The UBC narrowed down its list of potential host cities on October 4 to 32 across the North American continent, with four in Canada, three in Mexico and the remainder in the U.S.
Bidding is not due to open for another four years.
The 2026 World Cup will be the first to feature 48 teams with the competition set to expand from its current 32-team format. With a myriad of stadiums to choose from and extensive soccer infrastructure available in both of the three-country proposals, a new standard of World Cup bids could be emerging.
Argentina have hosted the World Cup just once before, in 1978, while Uruguay have not held the quadrennial event since 1930.