Qatar applied to host the 2027 Asian Cup final

Author: Amelia
16:00 | 28/08/2020

AFC has received the application to host the 2027 Asian Cup final from the Qatar Football Federation.

On the home page, the Asia Football Federation (AFC) announced to receive the application to host the 2027 Asian Cup final from the Qatar Football Federation (QFA). Qatar's Ambassador to Malaysia, Fahad bin Mohammed Kafood, visited AFC Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur to submit this nomination document.

Previously, 4 member football associations also ran for the right to host the 2027 Asian Cup, namely India, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. The AFC Executive Committee has listed the host country running to host the Asian Cup finals starting from the 2027 Asian Cup so that the countries have more time to prepare.

The Asian Cup 2019 in the UAE saw a breakthrough in the media industry by breaking all records for the number of television viewers. This is the first tournament AFC applied to increase the number of teams from 16 to 24. Also in this Asian Cup, Vietnam impressed Asia when it reached the quarterfinals and only succumbed to Japan with the close score.

AFC received Qatar's application to host
AFC received Qatar's application to host

China will be the host country for the next 2023 Asian Cup. The host country of the 19th AFC Asian Cup will be announced in 2021.

In the past, Vietnam had alliances with Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to co-host the 2007 Asian Cup. At that time, Vietnam was the only host country to pass the group stage. Then the army of Alfred Riedl stopped in front of the champion of that year, Iraq.

In order to win an official spot for the upcoming Asian Cup, Vietnam needs to qualify for the third qualifying round of World Cup 2022. Accordingly, AFC takes the top 8 teams and the best second-place teams of the second World Cup qualifying round. 2022. The remaining 12 spots will be taken from 36 eliminated teams through a split draw.​


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