In Summary

  • Saudi FA President says  the federation is committed to fulfill all FIFA requirements
  •  Australia’s decision to pull out leaves Saudi Arabia as the only declared candidate.

Saudi Arabia is certain to host the men’s 2034 FIFA World Cup after the Australian football federation declined to enter the bidding contest.

FIFA had invited bids from Asia and Oceania for the tournament by Oct. 31, and Saudi Arabia announced it would bid only minutes after the announcement on Oct 4.

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Saudi Arabia fans celebrate their team’s victory in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match against Argentina at the Lusail Stadium on November 22, 2022. (REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)

The Evaluation Process

FIFA administration will conduct a targeted dialogue with bidders, to ensure complete, comprehensive bids are received and evaluated against the minimum hosting requirements as also previously approved by the FIFA Council” Read partially a statement from FIFA

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Saudi Arabia’s Dream To Host World Cup

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Saudi FA President Yasser Al Misehal said the federation is fully committed to fulfill all FIFA requirements for the right to host the World Cup.

All members of the Saudi football family are doing their best to achieve the dream of the Saudis male and females to see the World Cup in the Kingdom for the first time,” he said on social media platform X.

“We believe in the great power of football to inspire future generations and we hope World Cup 2034 contributes to the development of the game throughout the world.”

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FIFA also confirmed that the sole confirmation of interest in hosting the 2030 World Cup came from Morocco, Portugal and Spain with Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay hosting celebratory games.

 

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