All about Saudi hosting the Asian Cup 2027

The tournament will be held in the Kingdom for the first time, and the second round draw has been revealed

It’s official. Saudi is hosting the AFC Asian Cup 2027.

The news was confirmed on Wednesday February 1 at the 33rd Asian Football Federation Congress in Bahrain.

Adding to the Kingdom’s firsts, the AFC Asian Cup 2027 will be held for the first time in Saudi and will be the 19th edition of the international men’s football championship.

Saudi to host AFC Asian Cup 2027
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Four other countries were in on the bid to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027 including Iran, China, Uzbekistan and Qatar, with Saudi taking the win.

The tournament will include 24 national teams and will be held in Saudi for the first time.

The second round draw of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2026 and Asia Cup 2027 in Saudi was revealed in July 2023. The Saudi Falcons are in the a group with Cambodia, Pakistan, Jordan, and Tajikistan.

Full details and dates of the AFC Asian Cup 2027 have yet to be revealed, so keep checking this page for the latest updates on the event because we guarantee its one for the books.

The Saudi national football team, the Green Falcons, have won competitions in the Asian Cup a total of three times during 1984, 1988 and 1996 and we’re hoping for more wins to come.

Saudi Arabia’s national team the Green Falcons

The AFC Asian Cup is the primary football competition and the second oldest continental football championship in the World. The 18th edition of the AFC Asian Cup will be held in Qatar, marking the third cup hosted by the country,

It doesn’t stop there. Saudi is also hosting the Asian Winter Games at the futuristic city and upcoming luxury ski destination TROJENA with an ongoing bid to host the World Expo 2030 in the works.

Football fans cheered on at the unveiling of footie legend Cristiano Ronaldo into the Al Nassr club while the Italian Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup took to the pitch right here in the capital.


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