Digital Desk, New Delhi. After successfully hosting the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Maharashtra, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is now all set to host the final qualifying round for next year’s Men’s Asian Cup to be held in China.
India has been accepted by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to host the qualifiers in Kolkata. AIFF gave this information in this regard on Thursday.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has accepted India’s bid to host the third round of the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers, to be held on June 8, 2022, the AIFF said in a report on its website. India will host the qualifiers in Kolkata.
He further added, while 13 teams, including hosts China PR, have already qualified on the basis of their earlier performances in the second round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers, the last 11 places remain for the 24 teams in the deciding group stage to be held in June. .
The six host nations India, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia and Uzbekistan comprise all five AFC regions. The AFC confirmed in a statement on its official website.
The AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers Final Round will be held on June 8, 11 and 14, 2022 over three match days, with the group winners and the second-place best 5 teams earning tickets to the Asian Cup in China. Which is expected to start on June 16, 2023. The draw for the final stage of the qualifiers is scheduled on 24 February in an online event from Malaysia.