Asian Cup final draw on May 11 in Qatar: AFC | Football News

NEW DELHI: The final draw for the next AFC Asian Cup will take place on May 11, 2023 at the Katara Opera House in Doha, Qatar, on Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Friday.
The AFC has informed that Qatar will host the next edition of the prestigious tournament and has also invited the president of each Participating Member Association (PMA), head coaches and team managers to attend the final draw. To this end, AFC has sent letters to all LDCs.
“The AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 will take place in the country that hosted the fifa world cup last year, with the proposed dates for the tournament being set between January 12 and February 10, 2024. The final dates for the competition will be made official after confirmation with FIFA,” the AFC statement added.

“It’s time we started planning ahead”
“Now we can start planning the road ahead. It is necessary that we start discussing with the other stakeholders as soon as possible, on how to organize the calendar for the upcoming season, which will be a huge challenge. for everyone,” the India head coach said. Igor Stimac said after the announcement by the AFC.
Underlining the importance of preparation for the AFC Asian Cup, Stimac said: “Our priority is to get as much preparation time as possible in December and January ahead of the Asian Cup. We have a busy schedule this year with AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers, Asian Games and FIFA windows for the senior team. It is necessary for us to plan early.”

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India’s head coach also wants to get the ball rolling for the Asian Cup right after the final draw.
“For now, we plan to choose suitable accommodation right after the draw, and also to discuss possible friendlies before the tournament,” he said.


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