AFC U-23 Asian Cup
The AFC U-23 Asian Cup is a football competition between the best international under-23 teams in Asia. It is ran by the Asian Football Confederation. The teams are selected based on good performances in the qualification matches.
The competition format in the 2013 tournament is:
- Sixteen teams will play in the final tournament, including the hosts who automatically qualify.
- Teams are seeded based on the result of the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship.
- Three or four stadiums in at most two cities will be needed to host the tournament.
The host country will be rotated by regions: the region for the first tournament will be decided by draw.
- "AFC announces key competition decisions". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. August 2, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011.