Saudi Arabia might reportedly permit followers to drink alcohol ought to they host the World Cup in 2034.
The Gulf state are set to make their bid to host the world-famous competitors following the match held in neighbouring nation Qatar final yr.
It was introduced on Wednesday that the 2030 World Cup can be performed in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
Consequently, Saudi Arabia are eyeing the internet hosting rights for the next match 4 years later.
The sale and consumption of alcohol is at present banned within the Muslim nation, with foreigners going through potential fines and imprisonment if caught.
Nevertheless, The Sun reviews that Saudi Arabia might droop the principles within the hope of boosting their probabilities of internet hosting the World Cup.
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A supply informed the outlet: “Soccer followers can be allowed to drink if Saudi Arabia phases the World Cup.
“It has not been publicly mentioned however it’s an accepted reality. We acknowledge very critical errors have been made previously and wish the world to know that we’re altering.”
Simply two days earlier than the final World Cup kicked off in November, FIFA determined to ban the sale of alcohol to followers in stadiums in Qatar.
Saudi Arabia might do the alternative ought to they win the internet hosting rights, with their bid already gaining help from Saudi Professional League stars.
Karim Benzema and Riyad Mahrez took to X amid the information and expressed their need for the nation to host the World Cup.
Al Ettifaq boss and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard provided his help on Instagram, with one in all his star gamers Jordan Henderson backing it too.
In a video on the Asharq Al-Awsat X account, Henderson mentioned: “Very excited in regards to the announcement. Go Saudi Arabia 2034.”
Henderson confronted a swathe of criticism, to which he responded, after his transfer to Al Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia the place homosexuality is against the law following his work for the LGBTQ+ group at Liverpool.
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