Following China’s decision to give up the hosting rights for the Asian Cup in 2023, South Korea formally submitted its proposal, according to the Korean Football Association (KFA).
The 24-team tournament, set for June and July of next year, was shifted from China due to the nation’s stringent COVID-19 policy, and the Asian Football Confederation has extended the deadline for bids until July 15 as a result.
The Asian Football Confederation said on Thursday that the KFA has formally filed a letter of intent to host the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
The only time South Korea hosted the finals, they also won the inaugural Asian Cup in 1956 and kept the title four years later. Since co-hosting the World Cup with Japan in 2002, the nation has not hosted a significant event.
Football Australia has stated it is considering a potential offer, while the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) announced on Tuesday that it will submit a bid to host the event in 2023.
Japan said that it has been formally invited to take over hosting duties from China.