Paraguay is prepared for great things, says President after announcing venues for the 2030 World Cup

Asunción, Agencia IP.- The President of the Republic, Santiago Peña, affirmed that Paraguay “is prepared for great things” regarding the announcement made on Wednesday that our country will host one of the opening matches of the World Football Cup 2030.

Likewise, the Minister of the National Secretariat of Sports, César Ramírez, affirmed that the country is ready for the grand celebration of world football.

In the announcement made this Wednesday by the central authorities of the South American Football Confederation, it was communicated FIFA’s agreement for the three opening matches of the 2030 World Cup to be held in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay. The rest of that championship will be held in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

“There will be three parties, and we will work to make them unforgettable”, claimed the President of the Conmebol, Alejandro Domínguez. He highlighted that this proposal adjusts to the possibilities of South American countries, whichcould not compete to be hosts of the World Cup because of the high demands of investment it takes.

«If this had been a competition, where governments would have had to commit the required funds, it would have been irresponsible. “This is a very responsible and viable proposal,” he said.

The President of the Paraguayan Association of Football, Robert Harrison, confirmed that starting now, they will work with the Conmebol and the Paraguayan Government to host these inaugural dates and the matches. Still, he clarified that making a few more investments would not be necessary other than the ones already existing in the three South American hosts.

“Today is a day of celebration for Conmebol; it is a dream that has just come true. There are going to be three opening matches. It will start with Uruguay, and FIFA will provide more details of what it would be like in Argentina and Paraguay,” President Domínguez remarked.

He highlighted that the worldwide football celebration returns to South America, where it had its first edition in 1930, and that is a vindication of the football history in this region of the world. In that sense, he highlighted that the Centenario stadium in Uruguay, home of the first World Cup matches, is “the most iconic stadium the world has and is still in force”.

Finally, the authorities explained that the three selections, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, will automatically be classified for the World Football Cup 2030 edition.