FIFA President Gianni Infantino has called World Cups hosted by a single nation a “thing of the past”.

There has been a recent trend for multi-nation bids for World Cups with the 2026 edition will take place in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Asked about the possibility of South American countries co-hosting the 2030 World Cup at Wednesday’s FIFA Council meeting, Infantino said: “I was in South America this week and it was a very interesting trip. The associations are doing great work. People are very enthusiastic and everyone wants to do more and more.

“The World Cup is the biggest competition, the biggest event on earth, and several countries would like to organise a World Cup. I myself as FIFA President am very interested to hear the continent is interested in hosting the world cup, there is so much passion in South America for football. Everybody would like to see a new World Cup in South America.

“You mentioned Brazil, and I think that World Cups held in one single country are probably a thing of the past. I think probably we’ll see more World Cups held by two or three different countries. If we do so, every region in the world can not only dream, but really plan to organise a World Cup.

“I’m really happy to see that so many countries are interested in hosting a World Cup. FIFA lost the trust of many people, governments, and organisations, due to the procedures of FIFA, but in recent years we’ve shown what we can do and guarantee to South American people and elsewhere in the world.”