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Argentina, Uruguay reiterate hopes to co-host 2030 World Cup

October 25, 2016
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, left, and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, embrace after a joint press conference at the presidential residence in Olivos, a northern suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, left, and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, embrace after a joint press conference at the presidential residence in Olivos, a northern suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The presidents of Argentina and Uruguay say they are still planning to go ahead with a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup.

Argentina President Mauricio Macri says the South American neighbors “will work together to aspire to host the 2030 World Cup.”

Soccer’s next World Cup is in 2018 in Russia, followed by 2022 in Qatar. North America is the favorite to host the 2026 event, either by the United States alone, or in a bid with Mexico and Canada.

Macri and Uruguay President Tabare Vazquez spoke Monday at a joint news conference in the Argentine capital.

The 2030 World Cup will mark the 100-year anniversary of the event, which was first played in 1930 in Uruguay, and won by the host nation.

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