Original title: The 2023 AFC Asian Cup will take place in Qatar
Xinhua News Agency, Kuala Lumpur, October 17 (Reporter Wang Yi, Mao Pengfei) The AFC held an executive committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur on the 17th and voted to decide that Qatar will host the 2023 Asian Cup. This it is the third time that Qatar has hosted the event after 1988 and 2011.
In the 2019 UAE Asian Cup final, Qatar defeated Japan by winning the championship, then Qatar will participate in the 2023 Asian Cup as reigning champion and guest.
The executive committee also decided to make India and Saudi Arabia the final candidates for the 2027 Asian Cup. The event will be held at the AFC Congress in February 2023.
The Asian Cup is the highest level and most influential football competition in Asia hosted by the AFC and has been held every four years since 1956.