Canada Global (Web News) The All Indian Football Federation withdrew from the host selection process, according to a statement the Asian Football Confederation released on Monday. No justification was given.
The AFC executive committee had shortlisted the Saudi Arabian and Indian bids in October, and a decision was anticipated to be made at a regional congress in February.
Currently, Saudi Arabia is the only contender to host the competition in 2027.
Qatar will host the 2023 Asian Cup after China declined to host. The Asian Cup was held twice in Qatar, which is now hosting the World Cup.
The Saudis began their World Cup campaign in Qatar with a shocking 2-1 upset victory over Argentina, but they were eliminated from the competition following two consecutive losses in Group C to Poland and Mexico. Argentina won the group and beat Australia by a narrow margin in the Round of 16 to go to the quarterfinals.