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Who will host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2026? Australia officially recommended for tournament

Australia is all but guaranteed to hold the 2026 edition of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup on home soil.

On Friday, Football Australia was officially recommended as the host association for the tournament at an AFC Women’s Football Committee meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The AFC still need to perform a final ratification of the bid in May, but with Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan having already withdrawn their interest, there are next to no obstacles in the way.

Uzbekistan, meanwhile, were recommended to host the 2029 tournament.

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Australia recommended as host for AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2026

Off the back of a successful FIFA Women’s World Cup in the country, it is no major surprise to see Australia putting their hands up to host another tournament.

AFC Chairperson Kanya Keomany believes more memories will be made Down Under…

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