AFC unveils inspiring logos for marquee age-group competitions
Kuala Lumpur: The build-up to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s 2023 age-group tournaments gained momentum today with the launch of the brand identities of the upcoming editions of the AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023™ and the AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2023™, both of which will return after a hiatus of four years.
The competitions, which have shifted from their erstwhile identities of U-16 and U-19 Championships to ensure Asian teams are competitive in the FIFA U-17 and FIFA U-20 World Cups respectively, depict new designs which, while vibrant and youthful in isolation, are tied to a greater narrative of a youth footballer on their journey towards the senior national teams.
Kuala Lumpur: The curtain came down on the AFC Cup™ 2022 on Saturday with Al Seeb Club defeating Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur City FC 3-0 to create history by becoming the tournament’s first-ever Omani winners.
The final at National Stadium Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur brought an end to a campaign that had seen a record 37 teams compete in the group stage with sides from ASEAN returning to join those in the Central, East, South and West Zones having missed the 2021 edition.
As fans of Asian football start to look forward to the 2023-24 AFC Cup, the-AFC.com looks back on some of the stats and facts that caught the eye in the tournament that was.