All You Need to Know About the AFC Asian Cup 2023

The AFC Asian Cup 2023, the 18th edition of the prestigious international men’s football championship of Asia, will take place in Qatar from January 12 to February 10, 2024.

The AFC Asian Cup 2023, the 18th edition of the prestigious international men’s football championship of Asia, will take place in Qatar from January 12 to February 10, 2024. A total of 24 teams will compete in the tournament, which was initially supposed to be held in China but was relocated to Qatar due to COVID-19 complications. 

Participating Teams

The tournament will feature 24 national teams, including defending champions Qatar, India, Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, Iran, UAE, Hong Kong, Palestine, Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, Jordan, Bahrain, and Thailand

Groups

The 24 teams will be divided into six groups:

  • Group A: Qatar, China, Tajikistan, Lebanon
  • Group B: Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, India
  • Group C: Iran, UAE, Palestine, Hong Kong
  • Group D: Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, Vietnam
  • Group E: South Korea, Malaysia, Jordan, Bahrain
  • Group F: Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Oman

Schedule

The group stage will run until Thursday, January 25, 2023, with matches scheduled at nine stadiums across Qatar. The top two teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams will advance into the knockout stages. The final will be held on February 10, 2023, at the Lusail Stadium.

Venues

The tournament will be held across eight stadiums: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, and Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium

Broadcast and Live Streaming

Fans in India can enjoy the live telecast of the AFC Asian Cup matches on Sports18 Network. The matches will also be streamed live on the JioCinema app and website in India. The AFC Asian Cup 2023 is expected to showcase exciting football action and fierce competition among the participating teams. With a rich history and a growing list of successful teams, the tournament is poised to entertain football enthusiasts worldwide.