The 18th AFC Asian Cup, the international men's football championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation, will be postponed from 2023 and take place in early 2024. With the addition of 24 national teams in 2019, Qatar will be the reigning champion.  The tournament was initially supposed to take place in China, but due to COVID-19 concerns, the AFC shifted the venue to Qatar. The AFC Asian Cup takes place once every four years. India will be part of this tournament for the second straight time.

Let’s narrow down all the relevant det ails of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 here.

What are the pot combinations for the draws of the AFC Asian Cup 2023?
The following are the pot combinations for the draws of the AFC Asian Cup 2023:-

Pot 1

Pot 2

Pot 3

Pot 4

Qatar 

Iraq

Bahrain 

India 

Japan

United Arab Emirates

Syria

Tajikistan

Iran

Oman

Palestine

Thailand

South Korea

Uzbekistan

Vietnam 

Malaysia

Australia 

China

Kyrgyzstan

Hong Kong

Saudi Arabia

Jordan 

Lebanon 

Indonesia 


When will the draws of the AFC Asian Cup be declared?
The draws of the AFC Asian Cup will be held on May 11, 2023, at the Katara Opera House in Doha from 2:00 PM IST onwards.


What is the format for the AFC Asian Cup 2023?
There will be 24 teams split into six groups for the 30-day competition. The top four teams from each of the six groups, together with the top two teams from each group, will proceed to the round of 16. The championship final will be held on February 10.


Which teams are participating in the AFC Asian Cup 2023?

A total of 24 teams will be participating in the AFC Asian Cup.

Qatar, Japan, Iran, South Korea, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Uzbekistan, China, Jordan, Bahrain, Syria, Palestine, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, India, Tajikistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia.


When will the AFC Asian Cup be played?
The AFC Asian Cup will commence on January 12 and the final will be played on February 10 next year.


Where will the matches in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 take place?
The AFC Asian Cup 2023 will be held across eight stadiums - Al Janoub Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Jassim bin Hamad Stadium and Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium. Six of these venues were used during the FIFA World Cup 2022.


What are the capacities of the stadiums in the AFC Asian Cup 2023?

The following are the capacities of stadiums in the AFC Asian Cup 2023:-

Stadium

Capacity

Al Bayt Stadium

68,895

Khalifa International Stadium

45,857

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium

45,032

Education City Stadium

44,667

Jassim bin Hamad Stadium

15,000

Al Thumama Stadium

44,400

Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium

12,000

Al Janoub Stadium

44,325