n Wednesday, Saudi Arabia made an official announcement regarding its intention to submit a bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup. The bid, led by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, aims to organize a tournament of the highest caliber, drawing inspiration from Saudi Arabia's ongoing social and economic transformation, as well as the nation's deep-rooted passion for football.
The inaugural bid from Saudi Arabia is supported by the country's increasing experience in hosting top-tier football events. Furthermore, the Kingdom has plans in place to welcome fans from around the globe to the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2027 AFC Asian Cup.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, reflecting on the decision to bid, emphasized that Saudi Arabia's desire to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup is a testament to the Kingdom's progress across all sectors. The nation has rapidly established itself as a prominent hub and international destination for hosting major events, owing to its rich cultural heritage, economic prowess, and the ambition of its people.
Sport, under the Saudi Vision 2030, plays a significant role in contributing to the country's economic growth and improving the overall quality of life for its citizens. It possesses a unique ability to unite and bring together diverse cultures.
Since 2018, Saudi Arabia has gained recognition as a renowned host for numerous global sporting events. These events have encompassed a wide range of sports, including football, motorsports, tennis, equestrianism, esports, and golf. Notably, both male and female athletes have been welcomed to participate in these international competitions.