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Posted On: 21 August 2020 09:52 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:07 pm

Qatar Football Association submits bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027

Binu Cherian
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The Qatar Football Association (QFA) announced that it has officially submitted its bid to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup, after the AFC announced that it would start receiving bid files from member associations wishing to host the tournament.

The Qatar Football Association sent an integrated file to the AFC, detailing how Qatar fulfils all the hosting requirements for the AFC Asian Cup 2027, a fact supported by the numerous tournaments hosted by the country at the continental and global levels in the past, and also by the preparations for the events to come in the near future.

On this occasion, H.E. President of the QFA Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Thani 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 organizing 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 will be ready to host the 19th edition of the Asian Cup, taking advantage of the country's modern sports facilities that will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will be a legacy for future generations of Asia, in line with Qatar's National Vision 2030. This will be in addition to the full completion of the other infrastructure projects and services related to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, such as road networks, transportation options and hotels at all levels - all of which is included in the bid file."

"Winning the Asian Cup in its latest edition was a great achievement for us, and the spirit of challenge that contributed to that triumph will lead us to other successes, in terms of hosting and organizing a tournament that Asia deserves, and we will be proud to have it here in Qatar once again."

For his part, vice-president of the QFA Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mohannadi stated:

"What we are looking forward to achieving by organizing the AFC Asian Cup 2027 is to strengthen the great partnerships, and fruitful and constructive cooperation we share with the Asian Football Confederation at all levels. The QFA has been one of the main supporters of the AFC, through several projects and events that were organized both in the past, and those that are to be held in the near future."

"We are also sure that our bid file, God willing, will appeal to our many counterparts in the different federations of Asia, based on our excellent record in organizing tournaments and major international events."

Source: QFA

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