Qatar announces candidacy to host 2027 Asian Cup. The continental tournament is now seen as a way to continue the sporting legacy.
Following the announcement by the Qatari football federation that Qatar has submitted its bid to host the Asian Cup. The 2022 World Cup is a major boost to Qatar’s chances of winning the rights.
The battle to host the 2027 Asian Cup is against four other competitors: Saudi Arabia, Iran, India and Uzbekistan.
Mansour Al-Ansari, Secretary General of the Qatari football federation, says that presenting Qatar’s candidacy to organise the 2027 Asian Cup is evidence of the Qatari desire to continue taking on major events, on the back of the 2022 World Cup fame.
“Qatar will be ready to host the 2027 Asian Cup. Taking advantage of new sports facilities, which will be a legacy for the next Asian generations. That’s according to the Qatari vision for 2030,” said Al-Ansari.
Credit: AS English