The Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Nation, Matthias Lammensparticipated in a work meeting that reaffirms the political decision of South America to apply for a joint venue for the Cup FIFA World Cup 2030. The meeting was held in Asunción, Paraguay, and was hosted by the vice president of the neighboring country, Hugo Velázquez.
The audience was attended by the Minister of Sport of ChiliAlexandra Benado Vergara, the National Secretary of Sport of the ParaguayDiego Galeano Harrison, and the National Secretary of Sports of the UruguaySebastian Bauza. The president of the Paraguayan Football Association, Robert Harrison, also participated, and by videoconference the head of CONMEBOL, Alejandro Domínguez, and the heads of the three remaining national federations: Claudio Tapia (Argentina), Ignacio Alonso Labat (Uruguay) and Pablo Milad (Chile).
“Today’s meeting represents an important advance in promoting the joint candidacy of our countries to host the 2030 World Cup. 100 years of the first World Cup, We believe that it would be a great recognition from the world of soccer for the contribution that South America made to the most popular sport in our countries and on the planet,” Lammens said after the meeting.
In order to move forward with the objective of hosting the World Cup in South America, a working table will be formed that will meet for the first time in Montevideo, Uruguay, during the month of July. Over there the steps to follow to crystallize the candidacy will be established.
In addition, the officials reviewed the joint work with a focus on the XII South American Games 2022, which will be held in Asunción from October 1 to 15, with the participation of more than 700 athletes from 14 countries in the region.