Women’s World Cup hosts urge Fifa to reject Visit Saudi sponsorship

“While we await further clarity and information as to the details of the partnership from Fifa, we continue to convey this clear message on behalf of Football Australia, New Zealand Football, and our community.”

Netherlands striker Miedema – who is in a relationship with England forward and Arsenal team-mate Beth Mead – has said that Fifa should be “deeply ashamed” by the reports, while two-time World Cup winner Morgan has called a potential partnership between the Womens’ World Cup and Visit Saudi as “bizarre”.

“I think it’s bizarre that Fifa has looked to have a Visit Saudi sponsorship for the Women’s World Cup, when I, myself, Alex Morgan, would not even be accepted and supported in that country,” the USA striker said last month.

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