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AFC invites bids for new Asian Cup host after China withdrawal
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AFC invites bids for new Asian Cup host after China withdrawal

Asian football's governing body invited bids on Tuesday to stage the 2023 Asian Cup after China withdrew as hosts because of the coronavirus, with Japan a possible replacement.

Japan 'sounded out' as Asian Cup hosts after China's withdrawal: Report
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Japan 'sounded out' as Asian Cup hosts after China's withdrawal: Report

Japan Football Association chairman told a newspaper that Asian Football Confederation officials had been in touch regarding hosting the 24-team tournament

'Sunil Chhetri has recovered well, will be team's main force': Igor Stimac ahead of Asian Cup qualifiers
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'Sunil Chhetri has recovered well, will be team's main force': Igor Stimac ahead of Asian Cup qualifiers

Sunil Chhetri will return to action after six months, having last played for India during their 3-0 win over Nepal in the SAFF Championships final in October

Indian look to seal Asian Cup berth during June qualifiers in Kolkata
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Indian look to seal Asian Cup berth during June qualifiers in Kolkata

The third round qualifiers of the 2023 Asian Cup will be played in six centralised venues and the group matches involving India will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata across three match days on 8, 11 and 14 June this year

South America tour has boosted our confidence ahead of Asian Cup, says Manisha Kalyan
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South America tour has boosted our confidence ahead of Asian Cup, says Manisha Kalyan

Speaking during a live chat with AIFF TV, Manisha delved into the three matches that India had played against Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela a little over a month

Rohit Sharma gives pep talk to India U-19 squad while he undergoes rehab at NCA with Jadeja
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Rohit Sharma gives pep talk to India U-19 squad while he undergoes rehab at NCA with Jadeja

Rohit, who has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series in South Africa due to a hamstring injury, gave a pep talk to the U-19 boys ahead of the Asian Cup beginning 23 December in the UAE

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 draw to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 28 October
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 draw to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 28 October

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 will be held in India from 20 January to 6 February.

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup is scheduled to be held in India from 20 January to 6 February 2022.

Indian football team begins training in Doha after all players test negative for COVID-19
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Indian football team begins training in Doha after all players test negative for COVID-19

The team, which arrived in Doha on Wednesday evening, was under compulsory quarantine and waiting for the results of their RT-PCR tests before starting their preparatory camp.

2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup in India to be held from 20 January to 6 February
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2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup in India to be held from 20 January to 6 February

Women's Asian Cup will feature 12 teams, expanded from eight in the previous edition.

India hosting 2027 AFC Asian Cup would be 'immense', best gift for fans, says Sunil Chhetri
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India hosting 2027 AFC Asian Cup would be 'immense', best gift for fans, says Sunil Chhetri

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday announced its candidature to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027, creating a buzz.

India join five-nation race to host football's 2027 AFC Asian Cup
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India join five-nation race to host football's 2027 AFC Asian Cup

India hosted the 2017 under-17 men's World Cup and will host the 2022 women's Asian Cup and the 2021 under-17 women's World Cup. India is also considering a bid for the 2032 Olympics.

Qatar Football Association submits bid to host AFC Asian Cup in 2027, top bidder to be announced in 2021
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Qatar Football Association submits bid to host AFC Asian Cup in 2027, top bidder to be announced in 2021

Qatar, also hosts of the next World Cup in 2022, previously staged the Asian Cup, the continent's top national team competition, in 1988 and 2011

India midfielder Anirudh Thapa says he won't trade his goal in 2019 Asia Cup match against Thailand for Kohinoor diamond
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India midfielder Anirudh Thapa says he won't trade his goal in 2019 Asia Cup match against Thailand for Kohinoor diamond

Last year on this day, India kicked off their campaign in the continental tournament with a 4-1 drubbing of Thailand, and also getting into the scoresheet was Thapa

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says anything is possible in football after India hold Qatar to goalless draw
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says anything is possible in football after India hold Qatar to goalless draw

While Qatar are still leading the pack with four points from two matches, India are currently at the fourth spot with one point from two matches

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac says Oman tie is 'not going to be easy' but his team will aim for win
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac says Oman tie is 'not going to be easy' but his team will aim for win

Igor Stimac, who took charge of the team in May, predicted a tough match on Thursday, considering that India has not won any official match against Oman.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Udanta Singh says qualifying matches will be 'real test' for Indian football team
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Udanta Singh says qualifying matches will be 'real test' for Indian football team

Winger Udanta Singh says the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches will be a real test for the Indian football team but the recent good performances, especially in the Asian Cup, will give the players confidence to take on the best in the continent.

Copa America 2019: Qatar set for tough test in South America after establishing themselves as continental heavyweights in Asia
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Copa America 2019: Qatar set for tough test in South America after establishing themselves as continental heavyweights in Asia

There is little doubt that Qatar have bridged the gap with the Asian top, but the Copa America will mark the first time the marauding Maroons play against world class opposition in a competitive setting.

China all but confirmed as 2023 Asian Cup hosts after South Korea withdraws from process
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China all but confirmed as 2023 Asian Cup hosts after South Korea withdraws from process

China was all but confirmed as the host nation of the next Asian Cup tournament in 2023 after the only other bidders South Korea withdrew from the process.

AFC Asian Cup 2019: To watch Qatar vs Japan final, some fans had to pay betting sites
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AFC Asian Cup 2019: To watch Qatar vs Japan final, some fans had to pay betting sites

The rights deal in Britain was the result of a lack of interest from broadcasters and concerns from the AFC that streaming the tournament on YouTube would make it too easy for a feed to be pirated in regions where rights are valuable — particularly the Middle East.