The FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed this afternoon October 31, 2023 one thing that was imminent: the World Cup in Saudi Arabia in 2034.
Saudi Arabia will observe Spain, Portugal and Morocco, who will host in 2030, after the Australian bid withdrew from the race.
“The best present on earth will likely be hosted by Canada, Mexico and USA in 2026, Morocco, Spain and Portugal in 2030 and Saudi Arabia in 2034,” in line with what he posted on his social media, subsequent to a photograph with the World Cup.
“The bidding processes had been authorized by consensus by way of the FIFA Council, the place all six confederations are represented, after constructive dialogue and in depth session.
“Soccer unites the world like no different sport, and the FIFA World Cup is the right showcase for a message of unity and inclusion, in addition to offering an necessary illustration of how totally different cultures can stand collectively and study and perceive one another higher.
“As we dwell in an more and more divided and aggressive world, we present as soon as once more that soccer, the world’s main sport, unites like nothing else.
“All of us want these events of unity and the upcoming FIFA World Cups present a novel drive for good on this regard.”
Following Qatar’s footsteps
Saudi Arabia will now observe Qatar in internet hosting the event solely shortly after the winter World Cup was held there in 2022.
FIFA did have doubts concerning the recognition of soccer in Saudi Arabia, and whether or not its momentum would proceed till 2034, however these considerations seem to have been glad.