AFC U23 Asian Cup 2024 coming to Qatar
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions Committee convened its sixth meeting on Friday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and decided that Qatar would host the AFC U23 Asian Cup in 2024.
Five countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2022. Following a thorough Bid Evaluation process and the overall risk assessment on the key deliverables outlined in the subsequent report, the Committee ultimately decided on Qatar to host the tournament in November of this year. The Committee agreed to recommend to the AFC Executive Committee that the Special Rules Applicable to AFC Competitions during the Covid-19 pandemic be discontinued beginning in 2023 as the disease impact across Asia begins to wane.