Officially.. a sudden modification to the 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers system


The Asian Football Confederation decided, on Wednesday morning, to hold the decisive round of qualifiers for the AFC Asian Cup 2023, with the combined tournament system from one round, to replace the current format of competitions by holding matches back and forth, due to the pandemic of the emerging Corona virus.

The AFC decided to hold the last round of the continental qualifiers in grouped places, due to the “Covid-19” pandemic, in order to decide the remaining seats in the tournament scheduled in China from June 16 to July 16 in 2023.

And the Continental Confederation stated, in a brief statement via the official website, that the Executive Office took the decision to hold the last round of the qualifiers in the group system from one role, after taking into account the challenges related to Corona infection, and maintaining the integrity of the football components in the competitions.

The statement pointed out that the matches of the last round of the qualifiers will be held on the 8th, 11th and 14th of June of next year, noting that the federation is awaiting requests to host the last round of qualifiers to determine the identity of the city that will host the final step of the qualifiers.

Twelve teams booked their seats in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 out of 24 teams, along with the defending champion Qatar, led by Saudi Arabia, along with Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Oman, UAE, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Vietnam, Iran and China. the host.

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