Qatar enters bid to host AFC Asian Cup in 2027

It’s hoped the tournament will add to the country’s reputation

Qatar enters bid to host AFC Asian Cup in 2027

Qatar has submitted a bid to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, the Qatar Football Association (QFA) has announced.

In its submission, the QFA noted how the country fulfills all the hosting requirements, and that it has hosted tournaments at the continental and global levels in the past.

HE Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of the QFA, said: “The submission of the bid file to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup undoubtedly shows our wise leadership’s desire for an optimal investment for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️.

“It’s not just about holding the tournament and achieving the expected success; this will be a great addition to the reputation that Qatar enjoys when it comes to organising major sports tournaments.

“We must bear in mind that this is a constant endeavour for us, to continue organizing such big events at all levels like we have done before with great success, as witnessed by all.”

Qatar has also expressed an interest in hosting the 2032 Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received an official request by letter at its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, for Qatar to join the conversation on hosting the tournament.

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