Updated January 2023
Following an eventful year, Asian football fans will definitely have something to cheer about as the prestigious AFC Asian Cup will be held in 2023. No doubt, many football Asian football fans will be highly anticipating this quadrennial tournament for the chance to root for their favourite teams in the upcoming AFC Asian Cup. Read further to learn everything that we know so far about the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
AFC Asian Cup 2023
The AFC Asian Cup is the premier international football tournament in Asia, organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The tournament is held every four years, and the 2023 edition will be the 18th edition of the tournament.
The winner of the tournament will be crowned the champion of Asia and will also qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup.
AFC Asian Cup 2023 host
China initially received the hosting rights for the next instalment of the AFC Asian Cup. However, China lost its hosting privileges in 2022 due to COVID-19 and the nation’s strict zero-COVID policy. In October 2022, Qatar was chosen as the next AFC Asian Cup host after edging out South Korea and Indonesia.
AFC Asian Cup 2023 schedule
The AFC 2023 Asian Cup was scheduled to kick off from June to July. However, it’s been reported that the AFC Asian Cup may be pushed to early next year since the Qatar Football Association (QFA) has requested that the proceedings be moved to January 2024.
AFC Asian Cup 2023 tickets
There hasn’t been any official confirmation concerning the AFC Asian Cup 2023 ticket sales phase. Once available, it’s likely that fans can buy their tickets on the official site of the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers
The AFC Asian Cup qualifiers have been concluded. for the 23 available spots. The qualified teams for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 include Japan, Syria, Qatar, South Korea, Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, China, Iraq, Oman, Vietnam, Lebanon, Palestine, Uzbekistan, Thailand, India, Hong Kong, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bahrain, Malaysia, Jordan, and Indonesia.