FIFA is set to shelve plans to make Saudi Arabia a sponsor of the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after a backlash.
FIFA is expected to make the decision after some of the world's best women's footballers criticized Saudi Arabia's record on women's and LGBTQ rights.Air Jordans 1 Retro High Silver Toe
Same-sex relationships are illegal in Saudi Arabia, and women's rights are severely limited.
Netherlands striker Vivian Miedema, who is in a relationship with Arsenal team-mate and England international Beth Mead, claims FIFA should be "deeply ashamed" for their disgraceful choice of Saudi Arabia as their sponsor.
U.S. women's soccer stars Megan Rapinoe also criticized the reports, with the former calling FIFA's plan "completely inappropriate" and Alex Morgan calling the idea of a deal with the Saudi company "weird". ".
FIFA has not yet officially clarified the situation. Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson said a deal with the Saudi company would be a "disturbing" prospect, echoed by an "overwhelming consensus" among stakeholders.Air Jordans 3 Retro Hall of Fame
New Zealand Foreign Minister Andrew Pragnell also urged FIFA to reconsider plans to sign a deal with the Saudi Tourism Board.