SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia clarifies making no official bid to host FIFA World Cup

November 30, 2022
World Cup 2022 fan festival in Riyadh.
World Cup 2022 fan festival in Riyadh.

Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism has clarified on Wednesday that the Kingdom does not have an official bid to host the FIFA World Cup.

“Saudi Arabia is always considering hosting a number of large sporting events, as part of promoting sport and tourism in the Kingdom in line with Saudi Vision 2030,” the ministry said in a statement on its Twitter account.

The statement comes in the wake of a Bloomberg report published on Tuesday. The report said that Saudi Arabia is considering making a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup along with Egypt and Greece.

Saudi Arabia hosted in recent years several international sports tournaments and diversified entertainment events including Formula 1, football and heavyweight boxing title fights.


November 30, 2022
5110 views
HIGHLIGHTS
SAUDI ARABIA
11 hours ago

Saudi Sherpa holds workshop to prepare for next G20 meeting

SAUDI ARABIA
11 hours ago

NCM: Many Saudi regions to witness weather fluctuations from Monday

SAUDI ARABIA
11 hours ago

Saudi Arabia condemns attack on Azerbaijan's embassy in Iran