bogordaily.net – The Asian football federation, AFC, is still busy finding a new host for the 2023 Asian Cup after China withdrew. Seeing this opportunity, South Korea submitted to the bid to host the 2023 Asian Cup.
As previously known, the original host of the 2023 Asian Cup, China, officially withdrew in April.
The decision to withdraw was taken after considering the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic in that country.
Indonesia’s head coach Shin Tae-yong’s home country, namely South Korea, has the opportunity to become his successor after declaring that he is ready to volunteer.
Launched Yonhap, several major South Korean cities declared their readiness to hold the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Therefore, Korea immediately submitted its bid proposal to the AFC since Monday, June 20, 2022.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol also gave his support to the KFA. He asked Sports Minister Hwang Hee to fully support the KFA in the nomination process and make it possible for the Asian Cup to be held in Ginseng Country.
“Officially, we are bidding to host the 2023 AFC Asian Cup,” KFA said in a statement on its website.
The deadline for submitting a host proposal is June 30, 2022.
South Korea feels capable of hosting and is ready to meet all necessary requirements.
The country of Ginseng has more than 40 stadiums eligible to host the group stage and quarter-finals, and seven for the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, to hold the 2023 Asian Cup main party, there are four arenas to choose from. The biggest is definitely the Seoul Olympic Stadium, which can accommodate almost 70,000 people.
For now, the countries known to have similar interests are Japan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and also Australia, but South Korea is not afraid to compete with them.
The AFC announced that the acceptance of bids to host has been open since June 20, 2022 and will not close until 40 days later.
Subsequently, all submitted proposals will be carefully reviewed by the AFC executive committee and the results will be announced in October this year.***