Qatar to host 2023 AFC Asian Cup

The 2023 Asian Cup football tournament will be held in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced after China withdrew earlier this year because of its “zero-COVID” policy.

The Asian Cup is held every four years. Qatar won the tournament’s last edition, which was hosted by the United Arab Emirates in 2019.

Qatar will be hosting the 2022 World Cup, which kicks off on November 20. The World Cup, usually held in the northern hemisphere’s summer, was moved to November and December because of the extreme heat in Qatar during June and July.

The Gulf country has built seven new stadiums and upgraded another around the capital Doha to host the 32-team World Cup.No dates have been announced yet for the 2023 Asian Cup by the AFC.

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