FIFA announces the host nation for 2034 World Cup
The body governing football in the world, FIFA has confirmed that Saudi Arabia will host the 2034 World Cup.
The announcement was made on the official website of the body on Monday, October 31, 2023. According to FIFA, Saudi Arabia was the only nation that submitted a bid to host the global football fiesta.
The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino also confirmed the decision in a statement, he said that Saudi Arabia will host the competition. In his words, football unites the world just like any other sport.
“Football unites the world like no other sport, World Cup is the perfect showcase for a message of unity and inclusion. Different cultures can be together”.
However, FIFA confirmed that its administration will conduct a thorough bidding and evaluation process.
"As established in the Bidding Regulations approved by the FIFA Council, the FIFA administration will conduct thorough bidding and evaluation processes for the 2030 and 2034 editions of the FIFA World Cup, with the hosts to be appointed by FIFA Congresses expected to take place by Q4 2024."
"The FIFA administration will conduct a targeted dialogue to ensure complete, comprehensive bids are received and evaluated against the minimum hosting requirements."
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