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Saudi Arabia will host the 2034 World Cup after FIFA confirmed the country was the only bidder for the tournament.
Australia's withdrawal from the race on Tuesday for the event in 11 years time left Saudi Arabia as the only contender.
The 2034 tournament is expected to be held in the winter as temperatures in Saudi Arabia in the summer months can exceed 43 degrees Celsius.
FIFA announced earlier this month that only bidders from Asia and Oceania would be considered for 2034, citing continental rotation of the tournament.
The move came with Spain, Portugal and Morocco agreeing to stage the 2030 event, with Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay each hosting one match to mark the centenary of the first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930.
Saudi Arabia has been confirmed as the sole bidder for the 2034 FIFA World Cup
FIFA president Gianni Infantino (middle) attended the launch of Saudi Arabia's Esports World Cup last week in Riyadh (seated next to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman)
Football Australia, who were viewed as the only likely