The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has announced that it will be supporting Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup.
In a statement, the NFF congratulated Morocco on being awarded the hosting rights for the 2030 World Cup, but also said that it believes Saudi Arabia has the infrastructure and facilities to stage a “spectacular” World Cup in 2034.
Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the 2034 World Cup has been gaining momentum in recent months, with the country investing heavily in infrastructure and facilities for the tournament. If successful, this would be the first time that the World Cup would be hosted in the Middle East since Qatar hosted the 2022 edition.
The NFF’s potential support for Saudi Arabia’s bid could carry significant weight, given Nigeria’s influence in African football. Nigeria is one of the most successful footballing nations in Africa, and the NFF plays a crucial role in the Confederation of African Football (CAF).