Saudi Arabia considers making joint bid for 2030 World Cup with Greece, Egypt

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Saudi Arabia is considering to make a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup along with Greece and Egypt.

According to Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Minister Ahmed Al Khateeb confirmed the potential joint bid in a recent interview with Riyadh.

“We are considering a bid with Greece and Egypt and we wish that it will be a winning bid,” Al Khateeb said in the interview.

“Definitely the three countries would invest heavily in infrastructure and would definitely be ready. And I know by then Saudi Arabia would have state of the art stadiums and fan-zones built.”

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

A Saudi bid to host the World Cup would add to the list of sporting events the world’s largest oil exporter is hosting. It’s already secured the Asian Winter Games in 2029, an annual Formula 1 race, and several high profile boxing matches.

If successful, the joint bid would be the first FIFA World Cup hosted in three continents: Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Source: Bloomberg.

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