Chile join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in joint-bid for 2030 World Cup

The football World Cup trophy in 2018
Image: Chile lasted hosted the World Cup in 1962

Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to make a joint South American bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay had initially announced their plan for a joint bid back in 2017, but Chile's president Sebastian Pinera said on Thursday that his country have agreed to join the bid.

"A few months ago I proposed to the presidents of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to incorporate Chile, and jointly, to apply for 2030. They agreed to present their joint candidacy to organise the 2030 World Cup," Pinera tweeted.

Chile last hosted the World Cup in 1962 while the tournament's most recent visit to South America came in 2014 in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 13:  General view of fireworks after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final between Germany v Argentina at Maracana Stadium on
Image: Brazil were the most recent World Cup hosts from South America in 2014

The national football associations of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland met last week to discuss putting in a potential bid for the 2030 competition.

At the end of 2018, the British government said it would back a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup in the UK and Ireland.

Meanwhile, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania and Serbia are also coming together to make a joint bid to host the 2030 tournament.

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Elsewhere, Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez revealed in November.

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