Argentina and Uruguay in Joint Bid for 2030 World Cup

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Commentary

by Daniel Nardini

Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his counterpart Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez announced that both Argentina and Uruguay will work jointly to host the 2030 World Cup. If the World Cup is awarded to both Argentina and Uruguay, it will mean that the World Cup will be held again in Uruguay where the very first World Cup was held in the year 1930 one hundred years before. Both men want to get the World Cup because of the prestige, financial benefits and investments that the World Cup event brings to countries that host it. Even though the 2030 World Cup is 14 years away, both Argentina and Uruguay want to get this event for the one hundredth anniversary when the very first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930.

Just as important for the bid in securing the World Cup for 2030 will be the logistics. These logistics are food for all those fans who will go to both Argentina and Uruguay, enough hotel and seating space in each respective country’s stadiums for the soccer games, special cultural events that will be held in coordination with the World Cup in both countries, and just as equally important transportation from one country to the next for the estimated tens of thousands of fans who will go to the soccer matches. Argentina and Uruguay have the 2002 World Cup as a model. Both Japan and South Korea won the right to jointly host the Word Cup, and both had successfully prepared all of the logistics for the tens of thousands of fans who went from South Korea to Japan to see the soccer matches. This is the possible model for both Argentina and Uruguay to do the same. Regardless of who gets the 2030 World Cup, at least both Argentina and Uruguay have started the process early enough that they may be prepared.

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