Six countries automatically qualify for 2030 World Cup

Federation Internationale de Football Association, FIFA has confirmed that Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay will all be given automatic qualifying spots for the 2030 World Cup.

This was announced on Thursday as FIFA disclosed that three South American nations will host the three opening games of the tournament.

Although the world football’s governing body stated on Wednesday that only Morocco, Portugal and Spain would automatically qualify, it reviewed its decision and revealed Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay will also be spared qualifying.

It means that in a tournament that will have already expanded from 32 teams to 48 teams for the 2026 finals, “three of the six places” attributed to the South American zone in 2030 will be taken, a FIFA spokesman said.

A South American team will also have the chance to qualify in a playoff with a team from another continent.