Saudi Arabia, Nigeria’s opponents in the international friendly on Friday, have submitted a statement of intent to host the 2034 World Cup as the second stage in their campaign, according to PUNCH Sports Extra. The Super Eagles, three-time African champions, will take versus the Green Falcons in Portugal’s Estadio Municipal de Portimao.
The two nations have only ever clashed twice. On May 25, 2010, a pre-2010 World Cup friendly encounter between the two sides ended in a scoreless draw at the Alpenstadion in Wattens, Austria.”Last week we announced our ambitions to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup, and this official submission continues our journey to make the dreams of our people a reality,” according to a statement from the Saudi Arabian Football Federation signed by its president, Yasser Al Misehal. We are fully dedicated to putting out the most aggressive proposal that will also contribute to the globalization of football.
Over 70 FIFA Member Associations from various continents have openly endorsed SAFF since they announced their ambition to bid for the competition last Wednesday. FIFA announced Morocco, Spain, and Portugal as the co-hosts of the 2030 World Cup last week. To celebrate the tournament’s 100th anniversary, Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay will host the opening games.