Fifa preparing to dump controversial Saudi deal

Fifa preparing to dump controversial Saudi deal
US-based Megan Rapinoe spoke out against the deal. (Image: Getty)
Trevor McKewen
Fifa is set to kick into touch a controversial agreement for Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Board to sponsor this year’s women’s World Cup, following a backlash from hosts New Zealand and Australia.The Sydney Morning Herald is today reporting that the world governing body has been rocked by the negative response to the sponsorship and is looking to scrap it before making public comment at a congress for Fifa later this month.In a rare victory for the opponents of “sports-washing”, the SMH said the ‘Visit Saudi’...

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