Riyadh: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has officially announced the launch of their campaign to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup.
Focused on the future, the bid of Saudi Arabia proudly unveiled a new bid logo and slogan ‘Forward for Asia’.
With a positive momentum being created in Asian football, bringing the AFC Asian Cup 2027 to Saudi Arabia for the first-time ever, is the opportunity to ensure that the football momentum being created is not only carried forward, but that it is renewed and expanded to include each and every football association across Asia.
SAFF president Yasser Al Mashal said, “As we in Saudi Arabia undertake our own transformation forward through our national Vision 2030, we want to use our long-standing passion for football as a catalyst for the continued growth of football across Asia. Our vision for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup is to build much more than a tournament. We want to create a massive move forward for all of Asia, one that is focused on creating a new experience, a new exchange and a new expansion. We look forward to sharing our ideas with the entire Asian football family in the coming months.”
SAFF has a long and successful football history, having won the AFC Asian Cup three times and qualified for the FIFA World Cup five times but utill now has never hosted an official AFC Asian Cup in the kingdom.
SAFF general secretary Ibrahim Alkassim said, “The Saudi Arabian Football Association is not only committed to hosting an exceptional AFC Asian Cup in 2027, but we are also committed to creating a strong impact across Asian football as part of organizing the tournament here in Saudi Arabia. Bringing the AFC Asian Cup to Saudi Arabia for the first-time ever, is the unique opportunity to carry forward the momentum of football in our region and across Asia.”