Tasnim – TEHRAN, The Iranian Football Federation (IFF) finalized the names of six cities to host the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
Iran had earlier proposed Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz and Mashhad for hosting the competitions and now the IFF officials have added Shiraz and Kerman to the list.
A delegation from the Asian Football Confederation plans to visit Iran by the end of April.
The inspection team will take into consideration several factors other than stadium facilities, including training sites, security facilities and transportation infrastructures.
Tehran’s Azadi and Takhti stadiums are ready to host the matches since IFF must introduce seven stadiums to the delegation.
Iran has previously hosted the editions in 1968 and 1976.
Iran, the UAE, Thailand and Kuwait have expressed their interests in hosting the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.