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Bidding for AFC Asia Cup 2027 delayed to 2022

The bidding process was originally scheduled for the AFC congress in November with India, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Iran in contention for hosting.

The bidding process for the AFC Asian Cup 2027 has been pushed back to 2022 due to ongoing challenges around the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asian Football Confederation has confirmed.

The offering cycle was at first reserved for the impending AFC congress in November 2021, the chief board of trustees said that the choice interaction, which expects heading out to review the offering part affiliations, would be deferred until the following year. 

The AFC said that continuous travel limitations forestalled a test for “a fundamental piece of the offering interaction” for the football competition. 

Four offering countries, India, Iran, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia stay in contention to have the AFC’s leading competition, with the choice to be cast a ballot upon by the 30-in number chief board. 

At its bid dispatch, the AIFF featured its cutting edge, a-list stadia, full government and state support, very much associated have urban areas and history of conveying significant games.

In 2017, the nation facilitated the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which was the most-went to FIFA youth competition in history with 1.34m observers. India is because of host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2021 and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022. 

Saudi Arabian Football Federation general secretary Ibrahim Alkassim said that he didn’t consider them to be FAs as ‘rivals’ and was completely cantered around its vision and plans for the Asian Cup 2027. As a feature of those plans, the Middle Eastern force said it would make a ‘focal point of greatness’ for the football business that would have research programs around on-pitch and off-pitch football action – for both the presentation and business sides of the game.

Qatar’s offer, specifically, appears as though an incredible test to Saudi Arabia, given the country’s broad game facilitating experience. China will have the 2023 version of the AFC Asian Cup.

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