Asian Cup dates set for 2023 tournament

The dates for the 2023 Asian Cup in China have been announced by the AFC Source: Getty Images

The Asian Football Confederation has announced the dates for the 2023 Asian Cup.

The 18th edition of the Asian Cup, the region's flagship national team competition, will take place in China on June 16-July 16, 2023.

Ten cities across China will host the 24-team tournament, which will be held over 31 days, three days more than the 28-day showpiece in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2019.

China will host the tournament for the second time after organising it in 2004.

The 2019 edition of the quadrennial event was the first to be expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

Qatar are the defending champions after winning their maiden title in the UAE.

Source AAP