2027 Asian Cup: India among five bidders for 2027 AFC Asian Cup | Football News

NEW DELHI: India has bid for the 2027 Asian Cup internet hosting rights together with 4 different international locations, 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 every Bidding Member Association on the supply of the mandatory bidding documentation in accordance with the bidding course of and can announce the host for the 19th version of the AFC Asian Cup in 2021,” stated the AFC in a press release late on Tuesday.
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa thanked the five member associations for showcasing their help 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 stated.
Of the five international locations 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 gained the coveted crown twice on house 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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