Stadium news #50
In 2022, Qatar hosted the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The national football team of the Argentine Republic won the prestigious world championship for national football teams after beating the French Republic. Qatar is scheduled to host all games for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Although the tournament is known as the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, it is scheduled to take place in early 2024. Seven 2022 FIFA World Cup venues are scheduled to host matches for the Asian championship for national football teams. The Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium and the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium are also scheduled to host games for the tournament.
The national football teams
24 national football teams have qualified for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Australia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are among those 24 teams. They won the Asian championship for national football teams at least once. The other 17 teams which have qualified are Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jordan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Palestine, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Tajikistan never played at an Asian championship for national football teams. The other 23 teams all played at an Asian championship for national football teams.
The previous edition of the AFC Asian Cup
The national football team of Qatar won the previous edition of the AFC Asian Cup. They won their first Asian championship title after defeating Japan. The national football team of Japan reached the final after beating Iran. One day later, Qatar reached the final after defeating the United Arab Emirates. The final between Qatar and Japan took place in the United Arab Emirates. 36,000 people attended the final, which took place in the city of Abu Dhabi. Almoez Ali Zainalabedeen Mohamed Abdulla became the 2023 AFC Asian Cup record goalscorer. He scored nine goals for Qatar in the tournament.