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The 2030 FIFA World Cup will be the 24th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA.

Host selection

Two early bids for the 2030 FIFA World Cup - the Centennial World Cup - have been proposed. The first bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup has been proposed as a collective bid by the members of the Argentine Football Association and Uruguayan Football Association into a proposed joint bid from Uruguay and Argentina.[1] The second bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup has been a proposed bid by The Football Association of England.[2] Under FIFA rules as of 2017, the 2030 World Cup cannot be held in Asia (AFC) as Asian Football Confederation members are excluded from the bidding following the selection of Qatar in 2022.[3][2]

A joint bid was announced by the Argentine Football Association and the Uruguayan Football Association on 29 July 2017.[4] Before Uruguay and Argentina played out a goalless draw in Montevideo, FC Barcelona players Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi promoted the bid with commemorative shirts.[5] On 31 August 2017, it was suggested Paraguay would join as a third host.[6] CONMEBOL, the South American confederation, confirmed the joint three-way bid in September 2017.[7] The Uruguay–Argentina-Paraguay bid would coincide with the centennial anniversary of the first FIFA World Cup final hosted by Uruguay as well as the bicentennial of the first Constitution of Uruguay.

In June 2017, UEFA's president Aleksander Čeferin stated that Europe (UEFA) will definitely fight for its right to host the 2030 World Cup.[8] English FA vice chairman David Gill has proposed that his country could potentially bid for 2030, provided that the bidding process is made more transparent.[9] "England is one of few countries that could stage even a 48-nation event in its entirety, while Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn made it clear earlier this year bidding for 2030 was an option."[2] In June 2017, UEFA stated that "it would support a pan-British bid for 2030 or even a single bid from England."[10] Moreover, a possible English bid for 2030 was also backed by the German Football Association.[11]

It is expected that countries from "South America (CONMEBOL) and Europe (UEFA) will likely to be in a bid competition for 2030."[12]

The original bid logo for the Uruguay-Argentina-Paraguay World Cup Bid.

Confirmed bids

Expressed interest in bidding

References

  1. ^ a b "Coupe du Monde 2030 : l'Argentine et l'Uruguay confirment leur intérêt". Mondial-2030 (in French). January 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "England's hopes of hosting 2030 World Cup given boost". Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Tim Hill in New York (9 March 2017). "Trump travel ban could prevent United States hosting World Cup". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Dudko, James (29 July 2017). "Argentina, Uruguay Announce Bid to Host 2030 FIFA World Cup". Bleacher Report. Turner Broadcasting System. 
  5. ^ Gadd, Mick (1 September 2017). "Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez campaign for Uruguay and Argentina's 2030 World Cup bid before 0-0 draw". Daily Mirror. 
  6. ^ "Es oficial: Paraguay se suma a la candidatura de Argentina y Uruguay para el Mundial 2030" [It's official: Paraguay adds itself to the Argentina and Uruguay bid] (in Spanish). 5 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Sin Messi ni Suárez, así es el primer video promocional para la candidatura del Mundial 2030" [Without Messi and Suarez, here is the first promotional video for the 2030 World Cup bid] (in Spanish). 5 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "UEFA will 'fight' for Europe's right to host 2030 World Cup". Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "England could bid for 2030 World Cup, says FA vice-chairman David Gill". Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c McMahon, Bobby. "Uruguay, Argentina And Paraguay Bid For 2030 FIFA World Cup Finals Will Be Hard To Beat". Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  11. ^ https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4901830/england-amazingly-backed-by-germany-in-world-cup-2030-bid/
  12. ^ China to Overtake US economy and Host World Cup in 2034 HuffPost
  13. ^ ElPais. "Valdez: "La candidatura original es Uruguay-Argentina"". Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  14. ^ ElPais. "Molestia en Uruguay por video de Conmebol". Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  15. ^ País, Ediciones El. "Messi y Suárez apadrinan el Mundial Uruguay Argentina 2030". Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  16. ^ https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4901830/england-amazingly-backed-by-germany-in-world-cup-2030-bid/