FIFA has chosen Saudi Arabia as the host of the 2023 Club World Cup. According to the Saudi Football Federation, the Club World Cup will be held in the Middle East country from December 12 to 22 this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Saudi Arabian club Al Nasr earlier this year. Al Nasr signed the Portuguese star for 200 million dollars annually. Analysts believe that this is a big step towards turning Saudi Arabia into one of the centers of world sports. Earlier, Lionel Messi was also made the tourism ambassador of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia, known as a hardline and conservative country on the world map, is trying to change its image recently. Saudi Arabia will host a big tournament like the Club World Cup for the first time.
In the meantime, as part of this effort, they have organized several international sports events outside of football.
Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal, under Ramon Diaz, play in the final against Real Madrid in the latest edition of the FIFA Club World Cup.Reuters
They are going to host the 2027 Asian Cup. Once fiercely opposed to women’s football, Saudi Arabia has taken steps to spread football among women. Saudi Arabia also wants to host the 2030 World Cup. Meanwhile, the country got the right to host the Club World Cup. The Club World Cup will be held there for the first time in December.
Club World Cup started in 2000. Saudi Arabia is the sixth host. Earlier, Brazil, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Morocco hosted the Club World Cup. A few days ago, another top club of Saudi Arabia, Al Hilal, made history by reaching the finals of the Club World Cup.
Al Hilal became the first Saudi club to reach the final. In the end, they lost 5-3 in the final against Real Madrid. In their first match at the World Cup in Qatar, they upset champions Argentina 2–1.
Arriving among the best in Europe, Warren is one of the academy’s best talents.
Warren’s father was also a footballer. Played for Red Star, one of the oldest clubs in France. The son also walked in the father’s path. After PSG took him into the academy at the age of 8, there was no looking back. Warren is now the most promising footballer to emerge from PSG’s ‘Gen-Z’ (Golden Generation) project.