AFC remove AFC Solidarity Cup from portfolio

KUALA LUMPUR (27 November 2023) – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions Committee has agreed to remove the AFC Solidarity Cup from the confederation’s portfolio of competitions.

Led by Chairperson Dr. Tran Quoc Tuan, the Committee gave careful consideration on the future of the AFC Solidarity Cup, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic with the next edition originally scheduled for 2024.

The Committee noted that the revamped qualification format for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and the AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ meant that more participating Member Associations, particularly the lower ranked teams, now have more exposure and opportunities to compete in top-level matches over a longer period of time.

At the same time, the Committee also agreed to give their consent to Brunei DPMM FC to participate in the 2024/2025 season of the Singapore Premier League and Singapore Cup, with the matter to be referred to FIFA for final approval.