DOHA, QATAR - MediaOutReach - 4 December 2020 - The QatarFootball Association (QFA) handed over the third part of its bid to hostthe AFC Asian Cup 2027. This section of the file includes the delivery of agovernment guarantee that is compatible with the AFC's requirements for asuccessful bid.
The government guarantees pledged by the State of Qatar is acommitment to meeting all regulatory conditions for hosting the tournament tothe high standards that the QFA aims to achieve. The pledge fulfils theapproved schedule laid out by the Asian Football Confederation, the game'sruling body on the continent.
This commitment is part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, whichpromotes the advancement of the country's capabilities in all fields, with thehelp of massive investment in the coming years -- already evident from themega-projects currently underway in Qatar.
The guarantees confirm the QFA's desire to fulfil all the hostingrequirements -- drawing on its accumulated experience and organizationalexpertise, acquired from staging many major sporting events over more than twodecades.
With Qatar now considered to be the sports hub of the region, it isfully prepared to host the championship -- especially given the participation of24 teams, who will play a total of 51 matches.
This (24 team) tournament, Qatar appreciates, will require thepreparation of 8 to 10 stadiums to international specifications, providing thebest possible facilities for players, fans and partners alike, in line with thevalues and global stature of the AFC Asian Cup 2027.
The QFA submitted the first part of its bid file on 26th August,followed by delivery of the second part, including the legal requirements on29th October. The file incorporates all aspects of hosting the tournament andemphasises Qatar's proven ability to stage top sporting events.