As expected, Saudi Arabia, a wealthy country in the Middle East, will host the event.
Gianni Infantino, President of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), confirmed this on his SNS on the 1st. President Infantino introduced
The greatest show on Earth (World Cup) will be hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 2026,” and added, “The next World Cup will be hosted by Africa (Morocco), Europe (Portugal, Spain), and South America (Argentina). , Paraguay, and Uruguay), and will be held in two editions.”
Regional qualifiers for the next World Cup, to be played by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, have already begun in Asia and South America. 카지노사이트랭크
Through a council meeting last month, FIFA decided to hold the 2030 World Cup
which will commemorate its 100th anniversary, in three countries adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, but to hold the first few games, including the opening game, in South America, where the first World Cup was held in 1930.
There has been criticism that the World Cup, which will be held in 6 countries on 3 continents, will be a very difficult journey not only for the players but also for the fans supporting their national teams, but President Infantino confirmed that there will be no change in FIFA’s decision through this social media post.
The World Cup will be jointly hosted by three continents, which has never been done before in any international competition.
President Infantino also mentioned hosting the 2034 World Cup.
President Infantino declared that the 2034 World Cup will be held in Saudi Arabia.
He went on to emphasize that “the three competitions (2026, 2030 and 2034 World Cups) will take place in 10 countries on five continents,” adding, “We are making football truly global.”
President Infantino said, “As we live in an increasingly divided and aggressive world, we once again show that soccer, the leading sport, is united like nothing else,” and added, “The World Cup will provide a unique force for good.”
Accordingly, President Infantino announced last month that he would host the 2030 World Cup held by six countries and at the same time announced that he would give the 2034 World Cup to Asia, which ultimately turned out to be with Saudi Arabia in mind.
European media, including the UK, have already criticized why they are combining the 2030 hosting rights to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, and 3-4 South American countries with the 2034 hosting rights, saying, “This ultimately means that the 2034 Games will be held in Saudi Arabia.
There was criticism that it was a “pre-emptive operation to open in Arabia.”
FIFA received applications for the 2034 World Cup host site until the 31st of last month, but Australia, which had initially expressed its intention to host, declared its absence, leaving Saudi Arabia to host the event solely.
On the 31st, the Australian Football Association threw in the towel early, saying, “We were open to considering the possibility of hosting the World Cup.
After reviewing all issues, we concluded that we will not host the 2034 tournament.”
He added that he will focus on hosting the 2026 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup and the 2029 FIFA Club World Cup.
After FIFA announced its position to host the 2034 World Cup in Asia, Australia was expected to compete with Saudi Arabia in the bid to host the 2034 World Cup jointly with Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia.
Erik Tohir, president of the Indonesian Football Association, said in an interview with Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald on the 11th that discussions were underway with Australia, predicting that an Australia-Indonesia alliance to counter Saudi Arabia will be formed.
However, when the Indonesian Football Association suddenly reversed its position on the 18th and declared its support for Saudi Arabia, Australia was put on the defensive and eventually issued an official statement saying that it would not participate in the bidding.
Australia co-hosted the Women’s World Cup with New Zealand last July.
In addition, the country has held two Summer Olympics and has hosted many international competitions, including the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane, so it is qualified to host the World Cup, but Saudi Arabia’s offensive prompted it to raise the flag early on.
FIFA ordered countries interested in hosting the 2034 World Cup to officially announce their intention by the 31st and submit the documents necessary for qualification evaluation by the 30th of next month.
The only country confirmed to have submitted a letter of intent to host the tournament to FIFA is Saudi Arabia. As soon as November 1st arrived, President Infantino confirmed that Saudi Arabia would host the event.
Saudi Arabia originally aimed to jointly host the 2030 World Cup on three continents with Egypt and Greece, but withdrew from the bid last June after being pushed out of the competition.
There was suspicion in the international soccer world that FIFA’s announcement to host the 2034 World Cup on the Asian continent was ultimately taking Saudi Arabia in mind, but this has become a reality.
This means that it is a ‘Go-Stop that squeezes and hits’.
To host the 2034 World Cup, there must be at least 14 stadiums with a capacity of at least 40,000 seats to host the group stage. At least 7 of these must be existing stadiums.
Saudi Arabia appears to have no major obstacles in meeting this condition.
The hosting of the 2027 AFC Asian Cup has already been confirmed and the stadium is planned to be built on a large scale. Additionally, there are more than seven existing stadiums used by Saudi Arabian clubs.
In addition, since Saudi Arabia is an oil-rich country and has enormous oil money, it is expected to attract spectators to its state-of-the-art stadium like the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
However, it appears that the competition will be held in November, like the Qatar competition, rather than in the summer.
When hosting the tournament in 2010, the Qatari government announced that the World Cup would be held in the summer with air conditioning facilities in operation, but as concerns continued to be raised about the summer heat in the desert, which can soar to 50 degrees, the government eventually changed its policy to holding it in November and December.
Accordingly, Saudi Arabia became the fourth Asian country to host the World Cup. In 2022, Korea and Japan co-hosted the World Cup 고스톱사이트
becoming the first country in Asia to host the World Cup, and 20 years later, Qatar successfully held the tournament last year.
Saudi Arabia has recently hosted world-class soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
They are pouring a lot of energy into the revival of soccer by bringing Neymar to their country’s professional soccer clubs one after another.
In addition, it has hosted the 2027 Asian Cup, the 2029 Women’s Asian Cup, and the 2029 Winter Asian Games.
In addition, it attracted world-class golfers and operated the LIV Tour, which competed with the US PGA Tour, and recently decided to merge with the PGA Tour. In 2034, when the World Cup will be held, the Summer Asian Games will also be held in the capital Riyadh.
His sports skills aren’t bad either. Although they were eliminated in the group stage at last year’s World Cup in Qatar, they achieved the biggest upset in world soccer history by coming from behind to win 2-1 against Argentina in the first game.
Now, Roberto Mancini, who was the coach of the Italian national team, was bribed for a large sum of money and given the command of his country’s national soccer team.
However, the Western world is raising questions about whether Saudi Arabia’s move to host the World Cup is so-called ‘sportswashing’ to cover up human rights issues, so as Saudi Arabia’s World Cup hosting approaches, voices of opposition are expected to grow louder. European and American countries regard the assassination of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul as the Saudi government’s responsibility.
Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the World Cup can be seen as the final step in the national revival project of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was born in 1985.
Keeping in mind that 60% of Saudi Arabia’s population is young people under the age of 30
Crown Prince Bin Salman is carrying out a project to foster various industries by moving away from the oil-centered national industry.
A representative example is the jaw-dropping ‘Neom City’ project
which involves building 500m tall buildings 170km apart.
In addition, it is competing with Busan (Korea) and Milan (Italy) to host the 2030 Expo in the capital Riyadh.
Lastly, we made efforts in various ways to host the World Cup, which can be said to be the ultimate sport that young people are passionate about, especially soccer, and following the Asian Cup four years later and the Asian Winter Games 11 years later, we were finally able to host the World Cup.
Bin Salman’s driving force, known as ‘Mr. Everything’ in international politics, has borne another fruit by hosting the World Cup.