Amman, 1 August 2022 (TDI): Jordan has submitted an expression of interest to host the Women’s Asian Cup 2026. Three other member countries are also vying to stage the Football tournament in their countries.
Other member countries that have expressed their interest in hosting Asia’s premier women’s football tournament include Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, and Australia.
4️⃣ Member Associations express interest in hosting #WAC2026!
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia
— #AsianCup2023 (@afcasiancup) August 1, 2022
“The AFC will now work with all Bidding Member Associations on the delivery of the necessary bidding documentation by the bidding process with a decision to be finalised and communicated in 2023,” the Asian Football confederation said.
Australia hosted the Women’s Asian Cup in 2006, while the 19th edition of the tournament was played in Jordon in 2018. However, Uzbekistan has not hosted the mega event before.
“Meanwhile, Jordan became the first West Asian country to host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2018, while Saudi Arabia is aiming to be only the second nation in the West Asian zone to stage the competition,” AFC added.
Further, Saudi Arabia will be hosting the first woman’s tournament in its history if it is successful in the bidding.
AFC Women’s Asia Cup:
AFC women’s Asia cup is a women’s quadrennial football tournament to crown the best team in Asia. Notably, only football teams included in the Asian Football Federation participate in this mega event.
Currently, there are 47 members of the Asian Football Federation, most of them from Asia. However, Australia, a former member of the Oceania Football Confederation, joined AFC in 2006.
Moreover, India hosted the AFC women’s Asian Cup 2022. It was the second time that the country hosted the Tournament. In 1979, India hosted the third edition of the AFC women’s Asian Cup.
China defeated South Korea by 2-3 and won the AFC Women’s Asia Cup final title 2022. It was the first time that the South Korean Team reached the final, while China won its 9th title in the championship.
Moreover, the 20th edition of AFC women’s Asian Football Federation will be staged in 2026. Four countries have expressed their wish to host the tournament. The name of the host country will be announced in 2023.