The Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) has been formally knowledgeable by the Chinese language Soccer Affiliation (CFA)will be unable to host the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
China PR have been appointed as hosts of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 on June 5, 2019, on the AFC Extraordinary Congress in Paris. The 24-team competitors was to be hosted throughout 10 Chinese language cities from June 16 to July 16, 2023.
“The AFC acknowledges the distinctive circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the relinquishment by China PR of its internet hosting rights,” AFC stated in a press release.
“The AFC labored carefully with the CFA and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Native Organising Committee (LOC) in the course of the preparations and several other milestones have been achieved, together with the launch of the event brand and the disclosing of the newly accomplished Shanghai Pudong Soccer Stadium final 12 months.”
“The AFC appreciates that China PR, the CFA and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 LOC have made this very tough however essential choice within the collective pursuits of the AFC Asian Cup 2023, which has additionally supplied the AFC the required time to evaluate the state of affairs relating to the internet hosting of the AFC Asian Cup 2023.”
“The AFC will proceed to work carefully with its industrial companions and stakeholders to chart the course ahead and stays grateful to them for his or her understanding and help throughout this era,” AFC added.
AFC additionally introduced that additional particulars concerning the subsequent steps associated to the internet hosting of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 shall be introduced in the end.