Qatar To Stage 2023 Asian Cup


New Delhi: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Monday announced that Qatar will stage next year’s Asian Cup.

Earlier, the continental championships were awarded to China in 2019. Later, the world’s most populous country relinquished the rights this year as it pursued a zero-COVID policy.

The AFC reopened the bidding process and Qatar, which will host the World Cup finals from next month, was preferred to bids from South Korea and Indonesia at an executive committee meeting on Monday.

The Gulf state has staged the Asian Cup twice before in 1988 and 2011 and won the last edition in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.

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