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Chile joins Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay in bid for 2030 World Cup

ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle reports from the FIFA council meeting in Miami, which opened the door for a 48-team World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
With the prospect of the 2022 World Cup now involving 48 teams becoming increasingly likely, Craig Burley thinks it will 'dilute' the quality of the tournament.

Chile has joined a coalition of South American countries planning to bid for the 2030 World Cup.

The head of South American football body CONMEBOL announced the decision Wednesday after meeting in Buenos Aires with presidents of the four nations, which also includes Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said on Twitter: "We confirm the agreement between the four countries to keep working on the strategy for FIFA to award us joint organization of the 2030 World...

By ESPN Staff

Suarez in, Cavani out for upcoming Uruguay friendlies in China

Injured Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has been left out of the Uruguay squad for upcoming matches in the China Cup, the country's football association said on Tuesday.

Cavani, who injured his hamstring in February, returned for a last-minute appearance in PSG's elimination by Manchester United last week but officials said they preferred to let him recover rather than make the long trip to Asia.

Luis Suarez will make the journey and the 23-man squad contained no other major surprises...

Chile join Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in 2030 World Cup bid

Chile joined three neighboring South American countries in a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, according to a joint statement from their governments released on Thursday.

The bid, which previously included only Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, is up against bids from England, and another bid from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

The 2030 World Cup will mark the centennial of soccer's most important championship, with the first being held in Uruguay in 1930. 

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin...

Ex-Uruguay striker Sebastian 'Loco' Abreu extends world record, joins Brazil's Rio Branco

Sebastian Abreu pictured at the Imperatriz Leopoldinense performance at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival in February 2017.
Loco Abreu is set to join another club.

Former Uruguay international striker Sebastian "El Loco" Abreu is set to play for the 28th club of his career after signing a deal to join Brazilian fourth-division side Rio Branco.

Abreu, 42, made his senior debut with Uruguay's Defensor Sporting in 1994 and last year set a Guinness world record for the most professional clubs played for when he joined Chilean side Audax Italiano.

The Uruguayan had a brief spell at Audax before joining Chile's Magallanes and is now set to continue his career...