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AFC Asian Cup 2023 Start Date, Schedule, Participating Teams List, Venues All You Know

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Start Date

AFC is the Asian Football Confederation that conducts the AFC Asian Cup which is a football tournament played amongst the members of the AFC. It is the second oldest continental football tournament founded in the year 1956. The Confederation consists of 24 teams in total. It is the quadrennial men’s football crown of the Asian Cup. AFC Asian Cup 2023 Start Date, Schedule, Participating Teams List, Venues All You Know

This year marks the eighteenth season of the AFC Asian Cup which will be held in the year 2023. A total of 13 brigades have qualified for the AFC Asian Cup 2023. The current defending champions of the Cup is Qatar and the most successful team is Japan with 4 titles won. So check out, AFC Asian Cup 2023 Start Date, Schedule, Participating Teams List, Venues All You Know.

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Start Date

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Start Date and Schedule

The quadrennial men’s international football championship conducted by AFC is scheduled to begin from 16 June to 16 July 2023. The entire tournament will be taken place in China.

The schedule for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup is not yet disclosed by the officials yet. We are waiting for any news regarding the schedule by the makers also, if anything, we will provide you with the update. Till then stay tuned.

Who are the Participating Teams for AFC Asian Cup 2023? Entire list.

There are in all 24 nations participating in the upcoming 2023 AFC Asian Cup. The first two rounds of qualification serve qualification for Asian World Cup also, where Qatar has already been selected being the defending champions of AFC Asian Cup last time. Also, China for qualification to the 2022 World Cup, they have been qualifying automatically as they are the host nations this year. So check out the list of teams and their coaches as well.

Team FIFA Rank Coach
Japan28Hajime Moriyasu
Iran31Dragan Skocic
South Korea39Paulo Bento
Australia41Graham Arnold
Qatar58Felix Sanchez Bas
Saudi Arabia65Herve Renard
Iraq68Srecko Katanec
UAE73Bert van Marwijk
China77Li Tie
Syria79Nabil Maaloul
Oman80Branko Ivanovic
Vietnam92Park Hang-Seo
Lebanon93Jamal Taha

Where are the Venues for 2023 AFC Asian Cup?

There are twelve venue this year where the entire AFC Asian Cup tournament will be held. It also includes 7 new stadia that will be constricted for the same purpose. The new stadia are discussed and planned to be completed y the end of 2021. In December 2019, the Chinese Football Association has announced that there will be 10 cities hosting the Cup and in 2020 AFC concluded that there will be 10 stadiums for the tournament.

So lets take a look at the venues and the cities they are in. Also the capacity of each stadium in China.

StadiumHost cityCapacity
Beijing National StadiumBeijing81,000
Tianjin Olympic Centre StadiumTianjin54,696
Tianhe StadiumGuangzhou54,896
Nanjing Olympic Sports CenterNanjing61,443
Shaanxi Province StadiumXi’an50,100
Wuhan Sports Center StadiumWuhan60,000
Chengdu Sports CenterChengdu42,000
Yizhong Sports CenterQingdao45,000
Shenyang Olympic Sports Center StadiumShenyang60,000
Helong StadiumChangsha55,000
Ningbo City StadiumNingbo36,000
Luoyang StadiumLuoyang39,888

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