TEHRAN: And then there were four. Iran has joined the race that already has India, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in officially submitting a bid to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, the Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.

Iran is preparing to host Asia's top soccer teams in 2027, the Iranian spokesman of the national federation, Amir Mahdi Alavi, was quoted as saying.

Iran has already hosted the Asian Cup two times in 1968 and 1976 and has won the Asian Cup three times.

The AFC is expected to announce its host country early next year.

Mar 02, 2020 16:03
DOHA: The global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in the opening two races of the MotoGP season, which were scheduled to take place in Qatar on March 8 and in Thailand on March 22, being taken off the grid.
Aug 28, 2019 17:08
DOHA: Qatar will establish the first of a kind organization for sports affairs in the middle East to accommodate offices of the world's leading sports companies by the end of this year, the CEO of state-run Aspire Academy, Mohamed Khalifa Suwaidi, said on Tuesday.
Jun 14, 2019 12:06
SAO PAULO, Brazil: Australia and Qatar have been invited to take part in the 2020 Copa America, South America's football governing body CONMEBOL has announced.
Jun 04, 2019 17:06
PARIS: FIFA has appointed Qatar as the host of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019 and 2020 to function as test events for the next FIFA World Cup in 2022. Following the approval of a revamped FIFA Club World Cup with 24 teams, the pilot edition of which will be played in 2021, the FIFA Council decided to award Qatar the right to host the next two editions of the tournament in its existing format in 2019 and 2020.
Mar 30, 2019 11:03
DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) has announced its support for Bahrain’s HE Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa for yet another term as AFC President at the General Assembly of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in Kuala Lumpur on 6 April.
Mar 12, 2019 13:03
KUALA LUMPUR: The Disciplinary and Ethics Committee of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has sanctioned the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) with a fine of $150,000 following some unsavoury incidents that occurred during their AFC Asian Cup 2019 semi-final match against Qatar on 29 January at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Dec 19, 2018 19:12
GENEVA: The World Trade Organization has said it would investigate Qatar's allegations of intellectual property breaches against Saudi Arabia, dismissing Riyadh's objection over what it said were national security concerns.  A Geneva trade official said on Tuesday the WTO had agreed "to establish a panel to rule on Saudi Arabia's alleged failure to provide adequate protection of intellectual property rights".
Dec 10, 2018 12:12
PARIS: The Qatar National Bank (QNB), the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, announced Sunday the appointment of Brazilian football star and Paris Saint Germain player, Neymar Jr, as the group’s global brand ambassador.
Nov 02, 2018 13:11
DOHA: Qatar continues to build its reputation as one of the world’s leading sports destinations, adding the World Corporate Games 2019 to its hosting rights kitty. I Love Qatar reports that this will be the first time that the event will be held in the Middle East and incorporate eSports and Mindsports in its 30-year existence.
Oct 02, 2018 11:10
DOHA: Qatar's global sports and entertainment media group, beIN Corporation (beIN), Monday launched an international investment arbitration against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for damages totalling more than $1 billion, over not just “state-sponsored broadcast piracy” of sporting events but also for "having been unlawfully driven out of the Saudi market".