01 August 2022

Saudi Arabia Announces Intention to Bid for 2026 AFC Womens Asian Cup

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Riyadh, August 01 (QNA) - The Saudi Arabian Football Federation announced Monday its intention to run to host the 2026 AFC Women's Asian Cup finals.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that the Saudi Federation is scheduled to submit to the continental federation an integrated file supported by all the requirements and conditions, including international and regional sporting events hosted by the kingdom over the past few years and received international acclaim.
Saudi Arabia is competing to host the tournament, which was closed on Sunday, with Jordan, Australia and Uzbekistan, while the decision will be made and announced to host the competition next year 2023.
Chairman of the Saudi Football Federation Yasser bin Hassan Al Misehal said in a statement that the announcement of the intention to run to host the 2026 AFC Women's Asian Cup comes in light of the generous and unlimited support from the Kingdom, which always pushes the federation to compete to host major regional and continental sports events.
"The desire to host the tournament comes from the point of achieving new leaps in the field of women's football in the Kingdom, which has witnessed its launch in recent months, despite its novelty," Al Misehal said, noting that the ambitious plan developed regarding women's football in the Kingdom does not only aim to spread the game or honorable representation in tournaments, but to provide the Saudi Federation for a distinctive version of women's football. He indicated that the Saudi Federation will begin to form a specialized committee to work on the hosting file, and present it in the honorable image of Saudi Arabia, in order to achieve the desired goal. (QNA)


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