In 2022, Uzbekistan will host the AFC U-23 Asian Cup, the press service of Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) reported.
“Earlier the UFA sent an application to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to host the U-23 Asian Cup in 2022 in Uzbekistan. The necessary documents were presented to the AFC for hosting the tournament. Studying all the documents and the conditions created, the AFC agreed to organize the U-23 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan,” the statement says.
The 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup will be the fifth edition of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup (previously the AFC U-23 Championship before rebranding from 2021), the biennial international age-restricted football championship organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men’s under-23 national teams of Asia. A total of 16 teams will compete in the tournament. South Korea is the defending champion.