China Underground > China News > China announces host cities for 2021 Club World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup

China announces host cities for 2021 Club World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Saturday the Eight cities selected to host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021 and 10 cities were picked as venues for the Asian Cup in 2023.

Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Shenyang, Ji’nan, Hangzhou, and Dalian will host the first club World Cup featuring 24 teams from June to July 2021, the CFA said.

Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Xi’an, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen, and Suzhou will stage the 2023 Asian Cup competition. China had hosted the Asian Cup in 2004, where it finished runner-up after losing to Japan 3-1 in the final.

“Hosting the Club World Cup will be a major boost to China’s football reform and expansion of football population,” a CFA spokesman said.

“It is a huge event for Chinese football, sports, and the whole country as well.

“The CFA will work together with FIFA and host cities to present a successful, wonderful and perfect event,” he added.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced in October that China won the right to host the inaugural edition of the expanded Club World Cup in 2021.

The revamped Club World Cup will be held every four years featuring 24 teams and replaces the seven-team annual event.

Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande participated and finished fourth in the 2013 and 2015 editions of the Club World Cup.

Source: ecns

Last Updated on 2019/12/28

Post Author


Macau may follow the Face-recognition trend of Canada

China successfully launches Long March 5 rocket, the largest carrier rocket of the country


Enjoyed this post? Never miss out on future posts by following us

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.