The president of Colombia, Ivan Duke, welcomed this Saturday the proposal made by his counterpart of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, so that the two countries run together with Peru as organizers of the 2030 soccer world cup.
The Colombian president said, during the Building Country Workshop that he led in Barranquilla, that Brown He told him a few weeks ago that "the year 2030 is a very special year because they are 100 years of the World Cups", so he asked if he agreed that the three countries organize the sporting event.
"He told me (Brown) that if I agreed that we proposed that the Andean countries apply for the 2030 World Cup and I told the president that I accompanied that initiative, "said Duque.
It should be noted that for the 2030 World Cup Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay were the first to announce their proposal, for South America, and they will also run for FIFA.
On September 7 Moreno said on his Twitter account that he had proposed to Duke and to the president of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra, organize that world together.
"Yesterday I proposed to the presidents Ivan Duke Y Martín Vizcarra that we organize the World Cup in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru 2030, the year in which South America is favored to host, "he wrote Brown.
After receiving the proposal, Duke ordered the director of the Administrative Department of Sport, Recreation, Physical Activity and the Use of Free Time (Coldeportes), Ernesto Lucena, to formalize the application before FIFA.
"I have given the instruction to Dr. Ernesto Lucena so that with the Minister of Sport of Ecuador and with his counterparts in Peru, we will formalize that request so that Colombia, with the Andean countries, make that proposal and host the World Cup year 2030, "he said.
The Colombian head of state acknowledged that it will not be "an easy competition", as other countries "powerful in their sports infrastructure" have also expressed their intention to organize the World Cup.
But nevertheless, Duke He said that the proposal will be presented "with all the determination, united" and said that they will take advantage of the visit in October of the president of the South American Football Confederation, Alejandro Dominguez, to "ratify that yearning that we have the Andean countries."
"I want to recognize the president Lenin Moreno also his initiative and tell him that there we go with him, with Peru, to present that candidacy, "he concluded. EFE