Iran Names More Cities for Hosting 2019 AFC Asian Cup
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Football Federation proposed two more cities to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as candidates for hosting the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
Iran offered Shiraz and Ahvaz after the AFC competitions committee asked volunteer Asian countries to name two more cities to host the event.
Iran had earlier proposed Tehran, Tabriz, Mashhad and Isfahan for hosting the AFC Asian Cup matches.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) plans to expand the Asian Cup from 16 to 24 teams as part of a raft of changes designed to increase the number of international matches for member nations.
The AFC competitions committee made the proposal at a meeting in Oman on Saturday, at which they also announced plans to merge regional preliminary qualification rounds for the World Cup and Asian Cup.