AFC President backs SAFF intent to bid for 2034 edition

KUALA LUMPUR (5 October 2023) – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has welcomed FIFA’s decision to invite Member Associations from the AFC to bid for the FIFA World Cup 2034, while expressing his full support to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s intention to bid for the coveted hosting rights.
“The AFC endorses the FIFA World Cup hosting decisions taken by the FIFA Council as we strongly believe it paves the way for a more equitable opportunity for all Confederations to bid for, and host, the prestigious FIFA World Cup – the pinnacle of world men’s football,” said the AFC President.