Despite the very poor record of Saudi Arabia in the field of women’s rights, Visit Saudi Arabia She will be about to be named among the sponsors for the 2023 Women’s World Cup which will be held in New Zealand and Australia from 20 July. Officials from the host country federations said they had not been informed of the planned agreement and ” They jointly wrote to FIFA to urgently clarify the situation..
The Australian Football League said in a statement: big disappointment has not been They were consulted on this matter before the decision was made.”. His counterparts in New Zealand told themselves: shocked and disappointed » that FIFA did not consult them. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said he expects two billion viewers to watch the ninth edition of the Women’s World Cup.
The proposed sponsorship agreement has drawn fierce criticism: former Australian international Catherine Gill, co-chair of the Australian Professional Footballers’ Association, said FIFA ” obligated to respect all internationally recognized human rights and to exert significant influence when they are not respected or protected. The players’ goal is to make the 2023 World Cup a true force for good and they will continue to hold FIFA accountable when it undermines it.”.