Fifa President Infantino sells the 2034 World Cup award to Saudi Arabia as safe

The Swiss listed the upcoming venues on Tuesday evening and, in addition to the already announced hosts USA, Canada and Mexico for 2026 as well as Spain, Morocco, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay for 2030, also listed Saudi Arabia for 2034 and was happy about “three editions, five continents and ten countries” that are involved in the event of “the greatest show in the world”. “This makes football truly global,” Infantino wrote.

2034 World Cup: FIFA accepts Saudi Arabia’s bid

The application process was approved by consensus of the FIFA Council, Infantino wrote. Following Australia’s withdrawal earlier in the day, there was no longer any rival to Saudi Arabia’s bid. The application deadline for the 2034 World Cup expired on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia is heavily criticized for human rights violations.

Jean Harris

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