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Saudi Arabia launches sole bid to host 2034 World Cup

Saudi Arabia has launched its campaign to be the sole host of the FIFA 2034 World Cup having abandoned its joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup alongside Egypt and Greece.

Following the success of the year’s historic World Cup staged in winter in the neighbouring Gulf state of Qatar, Saudi Arabia is looking to host another tournament in the Middle East, but in the regular summer season, despite the high temperatures. Although a repeat winter World Cup has not yet been ruled out. If the Saudi bid is successful, the games will likely be held in specific, high-altitude venues.

Fellow Arab state Morocco may also become the second such country to host the World Cup, as it is currently seeking to host the 2030 edition jointly with Spain and Portugal.

Read the full story at Middle East Monitor

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