Successfully hosting the Asian Cup is seen as a key sporting objective of “Vision 2030”, the strategic framework launched by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors, including recreation and tourism.
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“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,” the SAFF President Yasser Almisehal said.
“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.”
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