Uruguay ready for World Cup, 100 Years since the First Edition
Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay submitted a proposal to hold the 2030 World Cup. The country’s third football association president has met in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Wednesday (4/10/2017) to discuss the plan.
The candidates to host the 2030 World Cup actually can not follow the bid process officially in 2021. However, these three South American countries took the initiative in advance to win the hearts of voters.
All three countries rely on romance to win the competition. With Uruguay hosting the first World Cup in 1930, the tournament scenario in the same place a century later is expected to attract the attention of the voters.
“We know there are other countries that are also interested, but I think the 100th anniversary of the World Cup in Uruguay is a very attractive prospect,” said Paraguay Football Federation president Horacio Cartes.
Uruguay and Argentina (1978) have already held the World Cup. In contrast, Paraguay has never held a World Cup event in their country. In fact, they failed to qualify for the last three tournaments taking place in South America, namely Brazil 2014, Argentina 19778, and Chile 1962.
“The initial idea came from Uruguay, not until a minute, we immediately agreed, their existence makes our bargaining power stronger,” said Argentine Football Association president Mauricio Macri.
For the closest World Cup that takes place next year, the three countries have not yet booked tickets to Russia. Seeing the standings, at least one team is certain to fail.
Sampaoli Praise Lionel Messi Performance
Despite failing to win in the World Cup qualifier against Uruguay, coach Jorge Sampaoli in particular delivered praise to Lionel Messi Situs Judi.
In the game, Sampaoli played a trio of Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, and Mauro Icardi as starters, but the three players failed to break through a defense built by uruguay.
Even so, the coach in particular praised the performance shown by Messi, with him satisfied to see the effort displayed by the player.
“The three of them have tried, and they managed to create opportunities,” the coach told reporters. “There was even a penalty, which the referee had to give to Icardi.”
“Messi has a big part in this game. Throughout the game, we see how to set the course of the match, and present a very good match. “
Appeal Denied, Former UEFA President Staying Sanctioned 4 Years
The appeal of Michel Platini, the former FIFA President, was rejected by the Swiss Federal Court. French football legend was still to undergo sanctions four-year ban on dabbling in football.
In 2015, Platini and former FIFA President Sepp Blatter were found guilty. They are considered to violate the organizational ethics code following the alleged bribery case of £ 1.3m.
For that, Platini and Blatter were banned in the soccer world for eight years.
Later, the FIFA appeals committee reduced their sentence to just six years.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in May 2016, reduced Platini’s punishment. He was only sentenced to four years.
Platini tried to appeal against the CAS decision. However, the top court caste in Switzerland rejects it.
“The CAS verdict is not excessively applied,” the court ruling was quoted as saying by the BBC.
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Platini’s current position has been filled by Alexander Ceferin. The Slovenian lawyer has been President of UEFA since September 14, 2016.