On the afternoon of October 15th, Beijing time, the AFC officially announced that the Chinese Football Association would give up hosting the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup.
After careful consideration of the interests of participating teams and shareholders, combined with the recent situation of the new crown epidemic in Kuwait, the AFC has made the decision to postpone the 2020 AFC Futsal Championship.
The new competition date and other related venues will be announced in the future.
In addition, the AFC learned of the decision of the Chinese Football Association to give up hosting the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup. Due to conflicts with other tournament schedules, stadium preparations and other impacts caused by the new crown epidemic, China has decided to abandon hosting the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup.
The AFC has reopened the application process to member associations. (End of announcement)
The U23 Asian Cup is held every two years and is participated by 16 teams. In 2018, China once held one. The venues were Changzhou, Kunshan, Changshu and Jiangyin. Uzbekistan U23 won the championship of the tournament. Vietnam Won the runner-up. At that time, the Chinese U23 men's team failed to qualify.
Previously, according to reporter Ma Dexing's news, the Chinese Football Association did not propose a bid for the fifth U23 Asian Cup in 2022. In fact, China will host the Winter Olympics, the Asian Games, and the most likely postponed Club World Cup in 2022. If it hosts the U23 Asian Cup, it will not be on the schedule.