AFC: China will no longer host the 2023 Asian Cup

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) has acknowledged that China will not host the 2023 Asian Cup which can be held on 16 June-16 July 2023.

Quoted from the PSSI web page in Jakarta, Saturday, the AFC mentioned that China had resigned from its place as a result of re-emergence of COVID-19 within the Bamboo Curtain nation.

Relating to the brand new host, the AFC couldn’t present additional particulars and promised to make an announcement when a brand new determination was made.

The 2023 Asian Cup itself can be attended by 24 groups, of which 13 have confirmed their look within the event, together with representatives from Southeast Asia, Vietnam.

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The Indonesian nationwide workforce can compete within the 2023 Asian Cup with the situation that they will win Group A within the third qualifying spherical, all of which can be held in Kuwait on 8-14 June 2022.

In addition to Indonesia, Group A consists of Jordan, Nepal and the host of the qualifier Kuwait.

If they can not be the most effective within the group, Indonesia nonetheless has the prospect to qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup by way of the second greatest rating route.

There are 5 greatest second-placed slots from the six teams of the third spherical of the 2023 Asian Cup qualification which might be entitled to be within the closing spherical.

The final time Indonesia competed within the Asian Cup was in 2007, when Indonesia hosted the event with Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

In complete, Indonesia has been within the Asian Cup closing 4 occasions, particularly in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2007 with the outcomes by no means passing the group stage.

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Reporter: Michael Siahaan
Editor: Aditya Eko Sigit Wicaksono
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