China to host Asian Cup 2023 after South Korea withdrawal

Last Updated: May 16 2019 12:53

FOOTBALL- China is all set to host Asian Cup 2023 after South Korea withdrew its bid to host the event.

The Korean Football Association said it pulled out its bid to “strategically focus” on a joint bid with North Korea to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023.

KFA’s head Chun Han-jin said in a statement late Wednesday, “For the Women’s World Cup, Fifa and the South Korean government will provide active support so that the joint hosting by South and North Koreas can be materialized.”

On June 4, China will be confirmed as the hosts of the national championship finals.