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FIFA wants Argentina-Uruguay 2030 World Cup: Grondona (Reuters)

Argentine Football Association President Julio Grondona gestures during a meeting in Luque, near Asuncion February 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – FIFA wants the centenary World Cup in 2030 to be jointly staged by Uruguay and Argentina, who met in the final of the inaugural tournament, Argentine FA (AFA) president Julio Grondona said on Thursday. In 1930, Uruguay, the then double Olympic champions, beat Argentina 4-2 in the showpiece match at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo in front of a crowd of more than 80,000. “FIFA wishes to celebrate the World Cup’s 100 years in Argentina and Uruguay, I can confirm that,” said Grondona, the senior vice-president of world soccer’s governing body. …


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