Saudi Arabia to host 2027 Asian Cup football tournament

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Saudi Arabia has been selected to host the 2027 Asian Cup football tournament during the 33rd AFC Congress recently held in Manama, Bahrain.

An overview of the news 

  • India also submitted a bid to host the 2027 Asia Cup but later withdrew its name.

Asian cup football tournament 2027

  • Slogan: Forward for Asia

  • Host Cities: Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah

2023 Asian Football Cup

  • The host country of the 2023 Asian Football Cup is Qatar. Its original host was China which expressed its inability to hold the tournament due to the COVID-19 situation.

  • About 24 teams will participate in this tournament.

  • It will be organized from 16 June to 16 July 2023.

Asian Football Federation (AFC)

  • The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of Asian football and one of the six continental confederations of FIFA.

  • It was formed in 1954 in Manila, Philippines.

  • Currently Members - 47

  • Headquarters – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • AFC President - Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain

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