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sport news Australia and New Zealand demand 'urgent clarity' from FIFA over Saudi ... trends now
sport news Australia and New Zealand demand 'urgent clarity' from FIFA over Saudi ... trends now

sport news Australia and New Zealand demand 'urgent clarity' from FIFA over Saudi ... trends now

Australia and New Zealand Football Associations claim they have NOT been consulted over Saudi Arabia tourism sponsorship of the Women's World Cup as governing bodies demand FIFA 'urgently clarify' the situation

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New Zealand and Australian football's governing bodies have asked FIFA to 'urgently clarify' reports that Saudi Arabia's tourism authority will be an official sponsor at the 2023 Women's World Cup.

New Zealand Football claimed it had not been consulted, nor had World Cup co-hosts Australia, and said it was 'shocked and disappointed' by the reports.

Amnesty International has already criticised the potential deal as FIFA seeks to attract brands to specifically support women's football.

New Zealand Football said: 'If these reports prove correct, we are shocked and disappointed to hear this as New Zealand Football haven't been consulted by FIFA at all on this matter.

'As FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 co-hosts, New Zealand Football and Football Australia have jointly written to FIFA to urgently clarify the situation.'

Australia and New Zealand have sought 'urgent clarity' from FIFA over a new sponsor

Australia and New Zealand have sought 'urgent clarity' from FIFA over a new sponsor

The World Cup takes place from July 20 to August 20 across 12 cities in New Zealand and Australia and organisers have estimated that around two billion people will watch the tournament.

Saudi Arabia has been criticised for its human rights record and accused

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