AFC Begins Search For New Host For Asian Cup


The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Tuesday issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) invitation to all its member associations to host the AFC Asian Cup 2023 after China decided to name itself as the host citing the COVID-19 pandemic. was drawn.

The Third and Final Qualification Round to Select the 11 Teams For the Tournament Will Be Played From June 8 to 14 At Various Venues

India are in Group D with Hong Kong, Afghanistan and Cambodia as the other participants and the matches will be played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

“Following China PR’s decision to withdraw as the host of the AFC Asian Cup 2023, the recent 32nd AFC Congress 2022 has asked the administration to find a second host for the competition,” the AFC said on Tuesday.

“After the conclusion of the bidding process, the AFC Administration will submit a report along with its recommendations to the AFC Executive Committee, which will select the new hosts for the AFC Asian Cup 2023,” the release said.

The Deadline For Submitting The EOI For Hosting The AFC Asian Cup 2023 is June 30

All 24 teams will compete in the final of the Asian Cup, the premier tournament for AFC members. Qatar won the competition in 2019.

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