India and Saudi Arabia become final two bidders for hosting AFC Asian Cup in 2027

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia]: Indian and Saudi Arabia have become the two final bidders to hold the 2027 edition of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.
Qatar, that are the existing Asian champions were interested to host the 2027 Asian Cup, yet needed to drop out after it was announced as hosts for the 2023 edition. China was to organize the 2023 Eastern Cup however they announced their withdrawal, requiring AFC to seek a brand-new host.
Uzbekistan and Iran were additionally curious about holding the Asian Cup 2027, however withdrew their quotes on December 14, 2020 and October 13, 2022 respectively.
The decision about holding AFC Asian Cup 2027 will certainly be taken during the AFC Congress’ following conference arranged for February 2023.
“In the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, we have two excellent proposals,” priced estimate AFC president Shaikh Salman container Ebrahim Al Khalifa as saying.
If AIFF manages to win the bid, it will certainly be for the first time ever before that India will hold the continental competition. Three-time champions Saudi Arabia are additionally seeking to host their first AFC Asian Cup.
The previous edition of AFC Asian Cup was kept in 2019 in UAE. India made a group-stage leave because event.
India have actually gotten the AFC Asian Cup 2023, Qatar, following their table-topping performance in the 3rd round of qualifiers.

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