Alex Morgan speaks out against rumoured sponsorship for Women’s World Cup

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Alex Morgan has voiced her opinion on the rumoured Saudi sponsorship for the Women’s World Cup ahead of the tournament this summer.

The competition, which is set to be jointly hosted in Australia and New Zealand between July 20th and August 20th, already has an element of controversy surrounding it as FIFA are expected to announce the Saudi Arabian tourist organisation ‘Visit Saudi’ as one of the sponsors for the tournament.

Women and human rights In Saudi Arabia are ones of extreme controversy and Morgan has labelled FIFA’s potential partnership with the nation-state as ‘bizarre’.

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I think it’s bizarre that FIFA has looked to have a Visit Saudi sponsorship for the Women’s World Cup when I would not even be supported and accepted in that country. I just don’t understand it.

“I really hope that FIFA does the right thing. I mean, pretty much everyone has spoken out against the proposed sponsorship because morally it just doesn’t make sense.”

The USA have been drawn into Group E for the 32-team tournament alongside Vietnam, the Netherlands and one of Cameroon, Thailand or Portugal, with their opening match coming on July 22nd against Vietnam.

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