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Argentina, Uruguay reaffirm interest in hosting 2030 World Cup

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-10-25 15:13
Argentina, Uruguay reaffirm interest in hosting 2030 World Cup

Presidents of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez (L) and Argentina, Mauricio Macri pose after a joint news conference at the Olivos Presidential residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 24, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina and Uruguay have reaffirmed their interest in hosting the 2030 FIFA World Cup, which will mark the 100-year anniversary of football's showpiece tournament.

Argentinian president Mauricio Macri and his Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez made the announcement after bilateral talks covering a wide-range of subjects in Buenos Aires on Monday.

"We reiterate that we will work together, aspiring to organize the 2030 World Cup," Macri said.

Vazquez underlined the impact the countries' best players continue to have on world football.

"I am talking about Leo Messi and Luis Suarez," the Uruguayan leader said.

The year 2030 will mark a century since Uruguay won the first World Cup on home soil. FIFA will designate the hosts for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups in 2018.


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