Tabare Vazquez began to study a proposal for 2030 World Cup to be played in Uruguay and Argentina




The President of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez began studying a new proposal for the 2030 World Cup to be played in Uruguay and Argentina.

The idea was raised by the Mayor of Montevideo to Buenos Aires Government, said Gabriel Weiss, President of the Departmental Board Mayor of Montevideo , after meeting with them.

"It would be important to consider this utopia, this dream that makes our country has in his horizon can live a collective adventure " Weiss said at a press conference. He added that "many times people are going to Uruguay, not only because of economic problems," but because certain features that can make the country appear as "gray and dull."

Weiss recalled that these efforts began in 2005 when the Board itself departmental, raised the proposal to the Mayor of Montevideo. Then began contacts with the Government of Buenos Aires, which received a positive initiative, he added.

He also indicated that Vazquez expressed his appreciation for this project and reminded him that he had formalized the intention, during the visit of President of Fifa, Joseph Blatter to our country.

Also, Weiss reported that already requested an interview with Uruguayan Football Association (A.U.F.) and started contacts with Uruguayan and Argentine entrepreneurs.

He also will talk with the authorities of the Argentinian Government, Buenos Aires Government and the Argentinian Football Association (A.F.A.) and authorities of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and the several Football Associations of South America to the effect that this approach has a component stronger.

In the exchange of views, Weis also proposed that any shortfall in infrastructure that could have been in Uruguay, could be overcome by sharing the organization of the Cup with Argentina, and organize something similar to what happened with Korea and Japan in the 2002 World Cup

Weiss also has de approval for the nomination by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Hector Lescano.

He recalled that Joseph Blatter had raised his intention that the 2030 World Cup could be done in countries of Mercosur: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay joined Venezuela shortly.

Source: Espn Sports Web Page ( 08/13/2007)


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