Japan to Host AFC Asian Cup 2022
China will not host the 2023 Asia Cup; citing Corona’s concerns, the government pulled its name from the event’s organisers. Next year’s Asian Cup was slated to take place on June 16. The Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup 2022 will be hosted by Japan after China withdrew due to Corona.
As China has moved away from being the host, the AFC wishes to transfer responsibilities to Japan. Japan’s primary preference is the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), mostly for infrastructure considerations. The previous Olympics were held by Japan. Several stadium-hotels are prepared for this. The AFC desires to stage this year’s tournament in the home of the 2011 Asian Champions.
Chairman Kojo Tashima said that the Japan Football Association (JFA) has been invited formally. He stated, “We have been notified.” If Japan can serve as the host, it would be a joy.’
In addition to Japan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Australia will likely host the Asian Cup. In such event, the tournament might take place at the end of 2023 or in 2024. Qatar will host the World Cup at the conclusion of this year.