China confirmed as host of AFC Asian Cup 2023

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-06-05 10:29
FIFA President Gianni Infantino makes an address during the AFC Extraordinary Congress in Paris, France, June 4, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

PARIS -- China was confirmed as the host of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 at the AFC Extraordinary Congress here on Tuesday.

The bidding started back in 2016, when China, South Korea, Indonesia and Thailand expressed their interest in hosting the quadrennial tournament.

After South Korea dropped its bid last month, China was set to stage the 2023 edition of the Asian Cup as the sole bidder, and it was confirmed during the Extraordinary Congress held in the French capital.

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