Chinese Taipei, India and Uzbekistan express interest in hosting 2022 edition
Kuala Lumpur: Chinese Taipei, India and Uzbekistan have expressed their interest in hosting the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022 - Asia’s premier women’s competition.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) who hosted the tournament in 1979 and 2001 respectively as well as the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) submitted their interest to bid by the May 31, 2019 deadline.
The three Member Associations will now be invited to nominate their proposed venues for the tournament, with the host expected to be appointed by the second quarter of 2020.
The AFC Women’s Asian Cup sets the stage for Asia’s top eight teams to compete for Continental glory and is one of the world’s oldest women’s national team competitions, with the 2022 tournament marking its 20th edition since its inauguration in 1975.
The AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018 broke new ground for Asian football as Jordan became the first nation in West Asia to stage the tournament, representing a significant milestone in the development of the women’s game in the region.
The AFC Women’s Asian Cup also serves as the stage where Asia’s representatives confirm their berths for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the upcoming edition in France, which will kick off on June 7, set to feature reigning Asian champions Japan, 2018 runners-up Australia as well as China PR, Korea Republic and Thailand.