The deadline for the 4 associations to submit their bid paperwork has been set for Aug. 31, and the AFC’s govt committee will announce the brand new host on Oct. 17, it stated.
China was because of host the 24-team occasion, scheduled for June and July subsequent yr, however the nation’s efforts to observe a zero-Covid-19 coverage resulted in it being moved.
South Korea gained the inaugural Asian Cup in 1956 and retained the trophy as hosts 4 years later – the one time they staged the finals. The nation has not staged a serious match since co-hosting the World Cup with Japan in 2002.
Australia, Asian Cup winners in 2015, already has a busy 2023 deliberate as co-hosts of the Ladies’s World Cup with New Zealand. That match begins on July 20 subsequent yr.
Soccer Australia chief govt James Johnson stated earlier this month the governing physique had consulted with the AFC to think about transferring the Asian Cup to later within the calendar to keep away from a conflict with the World Cup.
Qatar will stage the boys’s World Cup this yr from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18. They’ve hosted the Asian Cup twice, in 1988 and 2011, and gained the match in 2019.
Indonesia have been one among 4 co-hosts of 2007 Asian Cup and exited within the group stage – their finest end within the match.
Japan’s Soccer Affiliation confirmed in Could that they had been informally approached about the potential of changing China as hosts however technical director Yasuharu Sorimachi advised native media earlier this month there was little likelihood of it bidding.
The 24 groups to attend the match are Australia, Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.