FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has confirmed that Saudi Arabia will host the 2034 edition of the World Cup.
Speaking on Tuesday, Infantino preached about unity in sport.
“Football unites the world like no other sport.
“World Cup is perfect showcase for a message of unity and inclusion”.
“Different cultures can be together.”
Reported that Saudi Arabia is set to host the 2034 edition of the World Cup, after Australia opted not to bid for the tournament.
Football Australia claimed that it had “explored the opportunity” of a bid but ultimately chose not to pursue it.
“We have explored the opportunity to bid to host the FIFA World Cup and – having taken all factors into consideration – we have reached the conclusion not to do so for the 2034 competition,” the Australian FA said in a statement.
“Instead, we believe we are in a strong position to host the oldest women’s international competition in the world, the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2026, and then welcome the greatest teams in world football for the 2029 FIFA Club World Cup.
“Achieving this – following the Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 and with the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games – would represent a truly golden decade for Australian football.”