North Korea would be one of the major absentees when hostilities begin at the 2023 Asian Cup in China. The tournament is in its 18th edition and this will take place in ten stadiums across cities in China from June 16, 2023 to July 16, 2023. In total, the tournament will take place in ten Chinese cities. Qatar are the defending champions and 23 teams will join the World Cup hosts to fight for the latest edition of the Asian Cup next year.
The first two rounds of the qualifiers for the 2023 Asian Cup in China also doubled as the first two rounds of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar. To this effect, North Korea were unable to qualify for the Asian Cup after withdrawing from the World Cup qualifiers for Qatar 2022 in the Asian section. North Korea dropped out of the first two rounds of qualifiers for both Qatar 2022 and China 2023 due to concerns over the Covid-19 Pandemic. Continue reading “WHY N/KOREA WILL MISS ASIAN CUP”