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India, Qatar Among Five Bidders For 2027 Asian Cup

AFC president thanked the 5 member associations for showcasing their assist to the Asian Cup.© Twitter

India has bid for the 2027 Asian Cup internet hosting rights together with 4 different nations, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed. The different bidders for Asia’s premier soccer match are Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. “The AFC will now work with each Bidding Member Association on the delivery of the necessary bidding documentation in accordance with the bidding process and will announce the host for the 19th edition of the AFC Asian Cup in 2021,” mentioned the AFC in a press release late on Tuesday. 

AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa thanked the 5 member associations for showcasing their assist to the Asian Cup. 

“On behalf of the Asian football family, I would like to thank all our Member Associations for stepping forward to express their desire and for sharing our ambitions to host a world-class stage for our players, teams, officials and fans and I wish all of them the very best in the bidding process,” he mentioned. 

Of the 5 nations expressing an curiosity, two nations have already hosted the match twice since its inception in 1956. 


Reigning champions Qatar staged the competitors in 1988 and 2011, in addition to Iran, who’re the one nation in Asian soccer historical past to have received the coveted crown twice on dwelling soil in 1968 and 1976. 

Three-time champions Saudi Arabia and India, who have been just lately awarded the internet hosting rights for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, in addition to Uzbekistan, this 12 months’s host for the AFC U-19 Championship, are all vying to stage occasion for the primary time.

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