The 2027 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup will be held in Saudi Arabia. With this, the Asian Cup will be held in West Asia for the third time in a row.
The AFC selected Saudi Arabia as the host of the 2027 Asian Men’s Cup at the 33rd AFC General Assembly held in Manamiah, Bahrain on the 1st (local time). India, Iran and Uzbekistan withdrew their bids for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup, leaving Saudi Arabia as the only candidate. This is the first time the Asian Cup has been held in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Abdullaziz bin Turki al-Faisal and Minister of Sports said after announcing the venue, “We are delighted to host the greatest event in the history of the Games.” 메이저놀이터
Unlike in the past, Saudi Arabia is actively investing in and attracting various sports events. Using the sovereign wealth fund, he led the launch of the LIV competition against the existing PGA tour, and also attracted the Formula One (F1), a car race event. They also recruited Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s top soccer stars, into their home league. It is known that Saudi Arabia will continue to push ahead with hosting the Asian Games and the World Cup.
With Saudi Arabia’s success in hosting the Asian Cup, the trend of hosting the Asian Cup in the Middle East continued. The 2019 Asian Cup was held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the 2023 tournament was changed from China to Qatar in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). In the 2023 tournament, Korea also entered the bid, but was pushed back by Qatar.