JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Saturday 21 September 2013
Last update 21 September 2013 5:10 am
Saudi Arabia’s is joining a group of countries bidding to host Asia Cup soccer tournament in 2019.
Prince Nawaf bin Faisal, president of Youth Welfare, said authorities had approved the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee’s plan.
Prince Nawaf bin Faisal thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister defense, for granting the permission to the committee to complete the formalities.
This is the first time the Kingdom is making a bid to hold the largest football event in Asia. The UAE and Iran are also competing to host the event, the Saudi Press Agency reported.