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Fifa drops Visit Saudi sponsorship plan for Women’s World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino arrives for the Women's World Cup 2023 Final Tournament Draw (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that Visit Saudi, Saudi Arabia’s tourism authority, will not be sponsoring this year’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand following a backlash from organisers.

It was reported in January that Fifa was set to announce a deal with Visit Saudi. Football Australia and New Zealand Football both expressed opposition to the sponsorship, stating that they were not consulted by Fifa.

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