India has bid for the 2027 Asian Cup website hosting rights at the side of 4 different international locations, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has printed.
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,” stated the AFC in a observation overdue on Tuesday.
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa thanked the 5 member associations for showcasing their toughen 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 5 international locations expressing an hobby, two international locations have already hosted the match two times since its inception in 1956.
Reigning champions Qatar staged the contest in 1988 and 2011, in addition to Iran, who’re the one country in Asian soccer historical past to have gained the coveted crown two times on house soil in 1968 and 1976.
Three-time champions Saudi Arabia and India, who have been just lately awarded the website hosting rights for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, in addition to Uzbekistan, this yr’s host for the AFC U-19 Championship, are all vying to level match for the primary time.
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