The Saudi Football Federation issues an official statement regarding the bid to host the 2034 World Cup

The Saudi Football Federation issues an official statement regarding the bid to host the 2034 World Cup

The Saudi Football Association announced today, Monday, that it has sent the official nomination letter requesting the Kingdom to host the 2034 World Cup finals to the International Federation (FIFA).
The Saudi Federation said in a statement published on its official website: “On Wednesday, October 4, Saudi Arabia revealed its intention to nominate to host the 2034 edition of the global football event, and this letter represents an official confirmation of the Kingdom’s commitment to go through the nomination process organized by the International Federation of Association Football.” Foot.

In its candidacy to host the 2034 World Cup, the Kingdom intends to organize an exceptional version of the tournament that reflects the Kingdom’s keenness to invest in the development of football, and at the same time provides football experiences that carry passion for players, officials and fans.

On this occasion, Yasser bin Hassan Al-Meshal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Football Association and member of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Council, said: “Last week, we revealed the Kingdom’s ambition to host the 2034 edition of the World Cup, and this speech represents the next step in our efforts towards Turning the dream of hosting the tournament into reality.

Al-Mishal added that the Kingdom is currently focusing on presenting an integrated file that shows the Kingdom’s capabilities to organize this tournament and welcome football fans from all over the world.

The Saudi Football Federation's announcement of its intention to run, less than 72 hours later, was supported by more than 70 federations from various continents, through official statements announcing the Kingdom's support for hosting the tournament.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has extensive experience and a track record of success in hosting major sporting events. The list of sporting events hosted by the Kingdom includes prominent sporting competitions with the presence of a wide range of the most prominent athletes of both genders in many different sports, including football, motor sports, tennis, equestrian, E-sports, golf and other global sports.

More details about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s candidacy to host the 2034 World Cup will be revealed at a later time.”

It is noteworthy that the Saudi national team has qualified 6 times for the FIFA World Cup finals, since 1994, the last of which was in 2022, when the “Green Falcons” achieved a historic victory over its Argentine counterpart, who was eventually crowned champion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Saudi clubs are trying to include Messi in the winter Mercato

Argentine star Lionel Messi, the American football club Inter Miami striker, has once again entered the circle of interest of the Saudi Professional League “Roshen” clubs, to sign a contract with him during the current season.
This comes after Inter Miami failed to qualify for the final qualifiers of the American League, which will put Lionel Messi in a rest period of approximately 5 months until the start of the new MLS season in the United States.

According to the Spanish newspaper "AS", the sad end of Inter Miami in the American League still raises a lot of controversy about Messi's fate in the current season.

 The Spanish newspaper revealed that the Saudi League clubs are again trying to obtain Messi's services, after the failure of the first attempt in the summer of 2023.

She indicated that obtaining Messi's signature is among the goals of the Saudi Investment Fund, although there is no official offer on the table yet.

 She explained that the idea of ​​Saudi clubs would be to benefit from Messi’s services until the start of the new American League season.

 It was reported that the Saudi League’s offers to Messi last summer, in terms of salary, reached 400 million euros annually.

 Al Hilal Club tried a lot to include Messi during the last summer transfer period, but “The Flea” preferred to move to the ranks of Inter Miami, after his contract expired in the summer of 2023.
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