— Published 1 July 2022

South Korea gets on board

After Indonesia, a second country has officially submitted a bid to host the 2023 Asian Football Cup. South Korea has now entered the competition, with the ambition of replacing China, the initial host country of the continental tournament in July 2023, but forced to give up due to health restrictions imposed by the authorities. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) initially set a June 30 deadline for bids, but extended the deadline to July 15. In addition to Indonesia and South Korea, Australia and even Japan could also be tempted to host the competition. South Korea has only hosted the Asian Cup once since its inception, in the 1960 edition, but it won twice, in 1956 and 1960.