Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have declared their joint bid for the FIFA World Cup 2030, despite official bidding not opening for another four years.
The three football federations announced the agreement on 9 April, revealing that 12 host cities have been decided upon but did not disclose which ones.
Key players like Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have already expressed their support.
Carlos Mac Allister, Argentina’s sport secretary, said, “it’s very important for us to feel that we have the support of players and that it is completely unattached from any political connotation.”
This joint bid comes after of the ongoing United 2026 bid between Canada, Mexico and the USA, the first of its kind for the World Cup.