Saudi Arabia launches bid to host 2034 Fifa World Cup

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has submitted a letter of intent to Fifa, declaring their interest in hosting the 2034 World Cup.

Fifa recently confirmed that only countries from Asia and Oceania would be able to bid for the 2034 edition, following the decision to award the 2030 World Cup to six host countries across three countries.

The bidding process has been fast-tracked by world soccer’s governing body, with countries having just four weeks to confirm their intention to launch a hosting bid for the event. Saudi Arabia, which declared its interest swiftly after Fifa’s announcement, have now formally put themselves forward as a candidate.

“Last week we announced our ambitions to host the 2034 Fifa World Cup, and this official submission continues our journey to make the dreams of our people a reality,” said Yasser Al Misehal, the president of SAFF.