China relinquishes hosting rights for 2023 AFC Asian Cup due to COVID-19


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Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], May 14 (ANI): The Chinese Football Association ( CFA ) will not host the AFC Asian Cup 2023 , the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Saturday. China were appointed as hosts of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 on June 5, 2019, at the AFC Extraordinary Congress in Paris. The 24-team competition was to be hosted across 10 Chinese cities from June 16 to July 16, 2023. "The AFC acknowledges the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the relinquishment by China of its hosting rights," AFC in a statement said. The AFC had...