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Australia Withdraws from 2034 World Cup Bid, Leaving Saudi Arabia as the Sole Candidate and Raising Human Rights Concerns.

Football Australia has decided not to enter the bidding contest for the 2034 World Cup, leaving Saudi Arabia as the only declared candidate. This has caused dismay among human rights activists, who fear that the kingdom's hosting of the event could be used to legitimize its alleged human rights abuses. Qatar has pushed back against the criticism, insisting that everyone was welcome in the country and denying reports of worker abuse.