07 Jan ‘Assured’ AFC confirms 2023 Asian Cup dates in China
The 18th version of the Asian Cup, the area’s flagship nationwide team competitors, will happen in China from June 16 to July 16, 2023, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) mentioned on Thursday.
Ten cities throughout China will host the 24-team event, which shall be held over 31 days, three days greater than the 28-day showpiece within the United Arab Emirates in 2019.
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China will host the event for the second time after organising it in 2004.
“We’re assured that the upcoming event in China would be the largest and best in Asian football historical past,” AFC normal secretary Windsor John mentioned.
“We all know that the Native Organising Committee and the Chinese language Football Affiliation will ship a very historic event in 2023.”
The 2019 version of the quadrennial occasion was the primary to be expanded from 16 to 24 teams. Qatar are the defending champions after profitable their maiden title within the United Arab Emirates.