Saudi Arabia clarifies no official bid yet to host FIFA World Cup

The Saudi Tourism Ministry has stated on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia does not have an official bid to host the FIFA World Cup.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement posted on its Twitter account that Saudi Arabia is always looking into hosting several large sporting events as part of promoting sport and tourism in the country in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.

A joint bid from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Greece to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup is reportedly being mulled over following a Bloomberg report published Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia has recently hosted several major sports events and diversified entertainment programmes, including Formula 1 racing, football matches, and heavyweight boxing championship fights.


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