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Australia criticizes potential partnership between FIFA and Saudi Arabia

Football Federation Australia and the Australian government on Monday refused to partner with the Saudi Arabian tourism board, Visit Saudi, because the sponsorship did not fit the organizers’ “vision”.

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Football Federation Australia announced on Monday March 6 that it would not engage with Saudi Arabia’s tourism office, Visit Saudi, which is in talks with International Football Confederation (FIFA) for the 2023 Women’s World Cup (July 20). August 20, 2023). The announcement comes after consultation with Football Australia and its commercial partners and the Australian Government.

Although the partnership has not been confirmed by FIFA, based on the consultations we have conducted with our community, key stakeholders and our own position, we would not be comfortable with this partnership.Federation President James Johnson said in a statement. We look forward to further clarification and information from FIFA.”

The official poster for the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand was released on March 7, 2023.  (FIFA.COM)

“There is a consensus that this partnership does not align with our collective vision for the competition and does not meet our expectations.” Created by James Johnson.

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