AFC to open bidding to host centralised Asian Cup qualifiers

Qatar lifts the 2019 AFC Asian Cup trophy following their victory over Japan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

The final round of qualifiers for the 2023 Asian Cup national team football tournament has been switched from the traditional format of home-and-away fixtures to single round-robin ties, to be played in…