Saudi Arabia have pulled out on their joint-bid with Greece and Egypt to host the 2030 World Cup. (Marca)

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According to the newspaper marca, Saudi Arabia, Greece and Egypt have decided to pull out their candidacy for the 2030 FIFA World Cup!They consider it impossible to compete against the joint bid of Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

The Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (MBS), reportedly had privately assured Greece that his country would finance the construction of all the required stadiums if Greece joined the bid. Under the proposed arrangement, Saudi Arabia would host 75 percent of the matches during the tournament.

With the Greek-Saudi-Egyptian bid no longer in the running, attention now turns to other joint bids that have been confirmed or rumored. South American nations Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay have joined forces to present a quadrilateral bid to host the World Cup, while Spain and Portugal have submitted their joint bid known as the ‘Iberian Bid.’ Ukraine has also recently joined this bid, with the intention of hosting one group during the tournament.

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