The Presidents of Argentina and Uruguay on Friday in Montevideo said they were planning to jointly bid to host the 2030 World Cup finals.
Argentinian President Mauricio Macri and Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez said they had agreed during their meeting in Colonia, Uruguay to mount a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup finals.
Both presidents formerly headed football clubs before entering politics.
Uruguay have only hosted the event once before, beating Argentina 4-2 in the final of the maiden edition in 1930.
Since then, they have gone on to win their second title, when they beat hosts Brazil 2-1 in the 1950 final.
On their part, Argentina have also only hosted once before, beating The Netherlands 3-1 after extra time in the 1978 final.
They then went on to add another title by winning the 1986 final in Mexico, beating the then West Germany 3-2.