Saudi Arabia’s women’s national team assistant coach Dona Rajab (centre) presents a jersey to Jinho Yu, head of the Asian Cup office, as Marya Baghaffar (left) and Raghad Helmi look on. Photo: Handout
Saudi Arabia’s women’s national team assistant coach Dona Rajab (centre) presents a jersey to Jinho Yu, head of the Asian Cup office, as Marya Baghaffar (left) and Raghad Helmi look on. Photo: Handout

Saudi Arabia bidding to host AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2026, national coach says success could ‘inspire a generation’

  • Desert kingdom is already in the running to stage the men’s tournament in 2027
  • Women’s national team played their first game on home soil in September

Saudi Arabia’s women’s national team assistant coach Dona Rajab (centre) presents a jersey to Jinho Yu, head of the Asian Cup office, as Marya Baghaffar (left) and Raghad Helmi look on. Photo: Handout
Saudi Arabia’s women’s national team assistant coach Dona Rajab (centre) presents a jersey to Jinho Yu, head of the Asian Cup office, as Marya Baghaffar (left) and Raghad Helmi look on. Photo: Handout
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