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Asian Cup 2023: AFC confirms Qatar as Asian Cup host, India and Saudi Arabia nominated for 2027 edition, Check details

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Asian Cup 2023: Chairing the 11th meeting of the AFC Executive Committee, AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa congratulated the QFA on…

Asian Cup 2023: Chairing the 11th meeting of the AFC Executive Committee, AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa congratulated the QFA on their successful bid and also conveyed the appreciation of the Asian football family to the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) and the Korea Football Association (KFA) for their commendable proposals . Follow Asian Cup updates on InsideSport.IN

He said: “On behalf of the AFC and the Asian football family, I would like to congratulate the Qatar Football Association on being awarded the hosting rights for the upcoming edition of the AFC Asian Cup™.

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We must also thank the Indonesian Football Association and the Korean Football Association for stating their intentions to host the tournament.

Qatar’s ability and track record in hosting major international sporting events and their meticulous attention to detail are well admired across the globe.

I must also commend the AFC for showing the utmost professionalism in conducting a fair and transparent expedited tendering process and I thank all our commercial partners and sponsors for their patience during these unprecedented times.

“Given the short lead time in preparation, we know the hard work begins immediately, but with their existing world-class infrastructure and unrivaled hosting capabilities, we are confident Qatar will stage a worthy spectacle to match prestige and stature of Asia’s crown jewel.

Asian Cup 2023: AFC confirms Qatar as Asian Cup host, India and Saudi Arabia nominated for 2027 edition, Check details

Asian Cup 2023: AFC confirms Qatar as Asian Cup host, India and Saudi Arabia nominated for 2027 edition, Check details

Qatar are the reigning AFC Asian Cup™ champions and will host the continent’s most prestigious men’s tournament for the third time after hosting the 1988 and 2011 editions.

The AFC Executive Committee also discussed the bid proposals for the AFC Asian Cup 2027™ and named the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) as the final two bidders with the host decision to be taken by the AFC Congress at its next meeting in February 2023.

The decision ends the bid proposal by QFA, who were deemed to have withdrawn from the 2027 race following their successful bid in 2023 in accordance with the current tender rules.

Football Australia withdrew from the AFC Asian Cup 2023™ bidding process on 1 September 2022, while the Uzbekistan Football Association and Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran officially withdrew their bids to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027™ on 14 December 2020, and respectively 13 October 2022.

The AFC President added: “Once again, we thank our three member associations – All India Football Federation, Qatar Football Association and Saudi Arabian Football Federation – for submitting strong bids to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027™.

“We must also acknowledge the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Football Federation of Uzbekistan for signaling their intention to host the 2027 edition and Football Australia for indicating their interest in the 2023 tournament.
“Across our competitions we are seeing our digital engagement and TV viewership grow at record levels and it is our responsibility to ensure that each tournament surpasses the results of the previous edition.

“In the All India Football Federation and the Saudi Arabian Football Federation we have two exemplary bids and I am confident that the Qatar Football Association will strengthen the foundations for the eventual 2027 hosts to build on.

At the outset, heartfelt condolences were extended from the members to PSSI as well as the families and loved ones of the precious lives lost at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang city, Indonesia, earlier this month.

Tributes were also paid to the late president of the Football Association of Singapore, Lim Kia Tong, who was also the chairman of the AFC’s Disciplinary and Ethics Committee.

Leading the eulogy, the AFC president said: “It was a truly painful loss and our hearts and support go out to the families and friends of the victims and the Indonesian Football Association.

Last month we also lost our dear brother and friend, Lim Kia Tong. We will miss him and Lim will live on in our hearts and continue to inspire us with his legacy of integrity, professionalism and love of the game.

Further, Shaikh Salman expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming response he received for his candidacy for re-election to the post of AFC President.

Let me thank you all for your incredible support and convey my gratitude for all your contributions as we approach the final stages of this Executive Committee term (2019 to 2023).said the AFC president.

The rapid development of Asian football would not have been possible without your support and single-minded purpose, which was shown so clearly time and time again.

The AFC President also took the opportunity to thank FIFA President Gianni Infantino for the overwhelming support received by the Asian football family and reiterated the AFC’s support for President Infantino’s re-election to the position of FIFA President.

The AFC Executive Committee also ratified the decisions of all the Standing Committees since its last meeting, particularly the AFC Competitions Committee’s recommendation to award the hosting rights of the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2024™ to the QFA.

Similarly, the AFC Development Committee’s recommendation to introduce the new consolidated AFC Enhance Program Regulations was also ratified.

Chairman of the AFC Social Responsibility Committee, Zaw Zaw, was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dream Asia Foundation by the Executive Committee, who was also briefed on the completion of the AFC Social Responsibility Strategy.

Continuing in the area of ​​social responsibility, the AFC’s recently approved membership of the UN’s Football for the Goals initiative was also highlighted and welcomed by the Executive Committee.

Asian Cup 2023: AFC confirms Qatar as Asian Cup host, India and Saudi Arabia nominated for 2027 edition, Check details

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