TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Qatar has been selected as the host for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2024 by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions Committee at its fifth meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday.
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Following a comprehensive Bid Evaluation process as well as the overall risk assessment on the key deliverables outlined in the subsequent report, Qatar - who will be hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022 in November this year - was selected by the Committee from among the five bidders, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan, the Asian Football Confederation said in a press release Friday.
Led by Chairperson, Dr Tran Quoc Tuan, the Committee also lauded the strong momentum gathered by a majority of the AFC Member Associations (MAs) in staging a commendable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Therefore, given the declining impact of the pandemic across Asia, the Committee agreed to recommend to the AFC Executive Committee to discontinue the operation of the Special Rules Applicable to AFC Competitions During Covid-19 Pandemic from 2023 onwards.