Thu 09 February 2023 | 14:00

Alex Morgan hits at Women's World Cup sponsorship from Saudi Arabia

It was announced the Women's World Cup that would be held later this year in Australia and New Zealand could be sponsored by the Saudi Arabia tourism board.


star hits out at the possibility of the event having a major sponsor from Saudi Arabia after the news generated backlash from both host countries, particularly regarding women and LGBTQ people.

The two-time World Cup winner

Alex Morgan


"I think it's bizarre that FIFA has looked to have a Visit Saudi sponsorship for the Women's World Cup.

"I, myself, Alex Morgan, would not even be supported and accepted in that country, so I just don't understand it.

"I think that what Saudi Arabia can do is put efforts into their women’s team that was just formed only a couple of years ago and doesn’t even have a current ranking within the FIFA ranking system because of the few games that they’ve played.

"So that would be my advice to them. And I really hope that FIFA does the right thing. Pretty much everyone has spoken out against [the proposed sponsorship] because morally it just doesn't make sense."

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