Ten years to go: key questions facing Saudi Arabia’s 2034 World Cup

Fifa and the presumptive hosts face significant challenges over human rights, worker protections and the scale of construction

Saudi Arabia will host the 2034 World Cup. We know this, despite the fact that Fifa’s bidding process does not finish until the end of 2024. But with 10 years until the tournament there is still much we don’t know. Some of these issues are important, such as the time of year in which the games will be played, but others are more significant still. With the power of the global football community to influence outcomes perhaps at its peak, here are three key areas of uncertainty:

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