Although denied Saudi Sports Minister When it was reported about the Kingdom’s intention to organize the 2030 World Cup, rumors returned and spread through social media, prompting the Ministry of Tourism to intervene.
In a tweet, on Wednesday, she reiterated that the Kingdom had not submitted any official offer to host the FIFA World Cup.
No intention yet
And she explained via Twitter, that Saudi Arabia is always interested in hosting major sporting events, as part of promoting sports and tourism internally, in line with the goals of Vision 2030.
This official announcement came days after the Saudi Minister of Sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, confirmed that his country does not have any offer now to host the 2030 World Cup.
He made it clear, in statements to the American network CNN, that the Kingdom is currently focusing on two files to host the 2027 Asian Cup for men and for women 2025.
Saudi Arabia has not submitted an official bid to host the FIFA World Cup.
The Kingdom is also always interested in hosting major sporting events, as part of the promotion of sports and tourism internally, in line with the objectives of #Vision_Mamlaka_2030
– Ministry of Tourism (@Saudi_MT) November 29, 2022
He also indicated that Saudi Arabia is preparing stadiums and infrastructure to host such important events.
It is noteworthy that the Saudi national team is preparing today to meet its Mexican counterpart, while the two teams aspire to obtain one of the qualification cards for the round of 16.
It has been reported a lot recently about Saudi Arabia’s intention to host the next World Cup, amid officials’ denials of any such intention until now.