Saudi Arabia vies for hosting AFC Women's Asian Cup 2026text_fields
Saudi Arabia is keen on hosting the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2026, as the nation has joined other four biggies in the region in a bid to bag the opportunity.
The Asian Football Confederation has confirmed that Saudi Arabian Football Federation joined Football Australia, Jordan Football Association and the Uzbekistan Football in expressing interest by the July 31 deadline.
According to a report in Arab News the AFC will announce the successful country in 2023 after working with all the associations based on the bidding documentation.
The AFC Women's Asian Cup 2026 is expected to build on the solid foundations of the tournament's celebrated legacy, report said.
As well being organized by the largest-ever women's delegation, the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 was the biggest-ever edition in nearly two decades with 12 teams raising from eight.
The matches got attention from the participation of the biggest number of women match officials who were pivotal in implementing the Video Assistant Referee system for the first time from the quarterfinal stage.
The 2022 matches received remarkable video views unlike previous edition of the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018.
With Jordan being the first West Asian country to host the competition in 2018, Saudi Arabia is looking forward to be the second nation in the West Asian zone to do so.