January 12… The start of the 2023 Asian Cup in Doha

The 2023 AFC Asian Cup will start on January 12, 2024, and will continue until February 10, according to what was revealed by the Qatar Football Association, through its official account on Twitter, the social networking site, on Tuesday.
Qatar will host the Asian Championship competitions instead of China, which apologized for organizing it last May.
And the Qatari Federation decided, in the meeting of the Executive Office of the Federation, which was held on Tuesday, to form the local organizing committee for the tournament headed by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, with Jassim Al-Buainain as his deputy, and Mansour Al-Ansari, Secretary-General of the Federation, was appointed as the director of the tournament.
The Asian Cup competitions are taking place in its 18th edition, with the participation of 24 teams, namely: Qatar (the defending champion), Saudi Arabia, Japan, Syria, South Korea, Australia, Iran, UAE, China, Iraq, Oman, Vietnam, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Uzbekistan, India. , Bahrain, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Kyrgyzstan.
Qatar hosted the Asian Cup for the first time in 1988 when Saudi Arabia won the title at the expense of South Korea 4-3 on penalties, and for the second time in 2011, which witnessed Japan crowning the title after beating Australia with a clean goal.
It is noteworthy that the Saudi national team is preparing to participate in the Asian Championship for the 11th time in its history, and its ambitions seem great to crown the fourth continental title after the years 1984, 1988 and 1996.

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