Wednesday, August 17, 2022

China can’t promise ‘full opening’, announces suspension of 2023 AFC Asian Cup

The Beijing Workers’ Stadium was originally scheduled to host the opening, closing and final matches of the Asian Cup football from June to July 2023. , (China News Agency)


Another international sporting event originally scheduled to be held in China has changed. The Asian Cup China Organizing Committee issued a notice on the afternoon of the 14th saying that 2023 Asian FootballlianyaThe Continental Cup was originally scheduled to take place in China from June 16 to July 16, 2023.byEpidemicAs a result, it is currently difficult for the Chinese Organizing Committee to make commitments and arrangements for next year’s Asian Cup to be held in “completely open mode”. Following the AFC, the Chinese Football Association and the 2023 Asian Cup China Organizing Committee, it It was decided that the current Asian Cup would besoccerThe race will be held elsewhere. The new venue will be confirmed as soon as possible.

In this regard, some Chinese fans expressed their puzzlement: “There are still 14 months before the game, and now we are forced to make a commitment to epidemic prevention? What will happen until then? We have to decide so long ago.” Why should you?”


Affected by the pandemic, many international sporting events originally held in China have changed recently. The 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou 2022, which was originally scheduled to be held from September 10 to 25 this year, was announced to be postponed to 6th of this month. The new date will be negotiated by the Asian Olympic Council, the Chinese Olympic Committee. and the Organizing Committee of the Hangzhou Asian Games. After the agreement, it will be announced to the public.

In addition, the 3rd Asian Youth Games (Asian Youth Games), originally scheduled to be held in Shantou, China in December this year, was also canceled on 6th of this month as it was postponed once. The next Asian Youth Games will be held in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, in 2025.

The Chengdu Universiade, originally scheduled to be held from June 27 to July 7 this year, will be postponed until 2023.


Originally scheduled to be held in mainland China in June next year, it was announced to move the Asian Cup football match to a different location.  (Taken from the Asian Cup China Organizing Committee...
Originally scheduled to be held in mainland China in June next year, it was announced to move the Asian Cup football match to a different location. (Taken from Weibo of the Asian Cup China Organizing Committee)

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