According to official news from the Saudi Football Association, Saudi Arabia will officially bid to host the 2034 World Cup and has received support from more than 70 football associations.
The Saudi Arabian Football Association announced today that a letter applying to host the 2034 World Cup has been sent to the International Football Federation (FIFA).
Saudi Arabia announced its intention to nominate a bid to host the 2034 World Cup last Wednesday. Soon after, the Saudi Football Association announced its specific intention to participate in the bid, and received support from more than 70 football associations, and finally announced its decision through an official statement.
The FIFA Council confirmed on October 4 that the 2030 World Cup will be jointly hosted by Spain, Portugal and Morocco, and the first three games of this World Cup will be held in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay as a tribute to the centenary World Cup.
According to the rules that each continent takes turns hosting the World Cup, FIFA member associations in Asia and Oceania will compete for the right to host the 2034 World Cup.
According to FIFA’s official announcement, only members of the Asian Football Confederation and Oceania Football Confederation can apply for the 2034 World Cup, which ensures the fluidity of FIFA competitions across continents.
FIFA officials stated that the deadline for submitting a letter of intent to bid is October 31, 2023, and the final venue will be determined in the fourth quarter of 2024.