All five Member Associations remain in contention to host AFC Asian Cup 2027
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has received the necessary Letter of Undertaking from all five Member Associations, which had initially submitted their bidding documents for hosting the AFC Asian Cup 2027.
The AFC confirms that the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI), the Qatar Football Association (QFA), the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) will now move into the next phase of the Bidding process.
Late Ali Saleh strike seals UAE dramatic win over Tajikistan
Dubai: Second half substitute Ali Saleh notched a winner in the fourth minute of added time to steer UAE to a comeback 3-2 win against Tajikistan in an international friendly at Zabeel Stadium on Thursday.
The win was the first for the UAE under Colombian head coach Jorge Luis Pinto, who took over in June, after losing 2-1 Uzbekistan in a friendly last month.
Dubai: Bahrain came from a goal down to defeat Lebanon 3-1 in an international friendly match at the Dubai Police Officers Club Stadium on Thursday.
The win was the second consecutive victory for Hélio Sousa’s side, having defeated Tajikistan 1-0 last Saturday, while Lebanon suffered their first defeat under the guidance of new head coach Jamal Taha.