The Saudi Football Association has handed over the final bid to host the 2026 AFC Women’s Asian Cup to the Confederation of the game.
And according to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper, the President of the Saudi Football Association, Yasser Al-Mishal, confirmed that Saudi Arabia is seeking to host this great continental event in keeping with the comprehensive development leaps it is witnessing, especially in the world of sports, as this hosting opens new horizons for women’s football in Saudi Arabia and the region, which has achieved Great progress despite its recent age, indicating that Saudi Arabia has a strong sports infrastructure that qualifies it to host the Asian Women’s Cup, as it welcomes guests from the Asian continent and all over the world.
Al-Mishal added: We prepared from an early age for this tournament according to the highest levels of organization, and the Saudi file is comprehensive and full of details that will enrich the 2026 AFC Women’s Championship, and we are confident that the chances of winning hosting will increase.
The file of the Saudi Football Association includes the requirements, conditions and criteria of the tournament, in addition to the regional and international sporting events and events that Saudi Arabia has hosted over the past few years and has received global acclaim, as part of a plan for the Saudi Football Association through which it seeks to host major continental and international sporting events.
Saudi Arabia is competing to host the tournament, with files to be submitted by Jordan, the host of 2018, Australia, the host of 2006, and Uzbekistan, which has never hosted, and the Asian Football Confederation is scheduled to make its decision and announce the host country for the tournament in the next year 2023.
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