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Greece, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to withdraw 2030 World Cup bid

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Greece and Saudi Arabia are set to withdraw their joint bid with Egypt to co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

According to Ekathimerini, the Saudi government decided to withdraw due to public opinion it was time for a European country host soccer’s prime international competition.

There has been increasing pressure for the World Cup to be co-hosted by Spain and Portugal.

Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Minister Ahmed Al Khateeb confirmed the joint bid last year.

Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Minister Ahmed Al Khateeb first confirmed the joint World Cup bid with Greece and Egypt last year.

At the time, Greece was criticised by some for banding together with governments accused of human rights abuses.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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