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SAFF's Al-Misehal reaffirms commitment to hosting 2034 FIFA World Cup

RIYADH – Yasser Al-Misehal, President of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF), has reiterated the federation's unwavering commitment to meeting all FIFA requirements for hosting the 2034 FIFA World Cup.

Al-Misehal expressed gratitude to more than 125 football federations worldwide for their substantial support, emphasizing the profound confidence these nations have placed in Saudi Arabia's bid. This bid seeks to bring the 2034 FIFA World Cup to Saudi soil, symbolizing the nation's deep passion for football and its dedication to elevating the competition.

Underlining the collective efforts of the Saudi football community in realizing the dream of hosting the World Cup in the Kingdom for the first time, Al-Misehal extended an open invitation to people worldwide to explore Saudi Arabia's rich cultural heritage and enjoy unique experiences across the country's diverse regions.

He emphasized football's potential to inspire future generations and expressed anticipation that the 2034 FIFA World Cup would contribute to the global advancement of the championship.

During the annual ceremony of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in Doha, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) declared Saudi Arabia as the sole bidder for the 2034 World Cup. AFC President Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa and SAFF President Yasser Al-Misehal were in attendance.

FIFA has outlined its regulations, signaling the commencement of the nomination process for hosting the 2030 and 2034 World Cup editions. The evaluation process for the nomination files is set to unfold, with the organizing countries expected to be revealed during the FIFA conference in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Saudi Arabia's bid exemplifies the nation's dedication to global football and its aspiration to host a historic edition of the FIFA World Cup in 2034.

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