The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and four other Member Associations (MAs) have officially expressed their interest to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed it has received the expression of interest by the deadline on June 30, 2020.
The five MAs interested to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup are the All India Football Federation, Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran, Qatar Football Association, Saudi Arabian Football Federation and Uzbekistan Football Association.
“The AFC Asian Cup is the pinnacle stage for Asia’s finest and the record breaking and biggest-ever edition in the United Arab Emirates in 2019 laid the foundations for Asian football to strengthen this legacy and we have no doubts that China PR will not only match but also surpass all our expectations in 2023,” said AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in an official release.
“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.”
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.