ASUNCION: José Luis Chilavert, Paraguay former goalkeeper and a candidate for his nation’s president, has attacked CONMEBOLl president Alejandro Dominguez over the political deal within FIFA over the staging of the 2030 World Cup.

Paraguay had been bidding, along with Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, to play host to the centenary finals. In midweek, however, the world governing body’s council decided to hand the finals to Morocco, Portugal and Spain with Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay staging one opening match each – as a celebratory to mark for towards the 100th anniversary of the World Cup in Uruguay.

The deal agreed by Alejandro Domínguez, president of the South American confederation and a vice-president of FIFA, provoked outrage in South America.

Chilavert joined the chorus of disapproval over the settlement agreed with Doninguez, his fellow Paraguayan.

He said: “CORRUPBOL took the final of the Copa Libertadores to Europe and now the World Cup Final. Total failure. South America deserves respect and the World Cup should be in Uruguay. As far as Dominguez is concerned, it’s total failure.”