Thailand has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship, which will also serve as a qualifier for the Olympic 2020 Games in Tokyo. Olympic Football fans from all over the world can buy Olympic Football Tickets online.
The AFC Competitions Committee made the decision during a meeting here in Japan’s capital.
The AFC will have four qualified teams for the men’s tournament at Tokyo 2020 Games, with Japan as hosts alongside three other teams from the Under-23 Championship.
Seven stadiums for football games at Tokyo Olympic 2020 were accepted by the International Olympic Committee Executive Board in May to bring the total site range process to a formal close.
Games are due to be played about the country in the Tokyo Stadium, Sapporo Dome, Miyagi Stadium, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Saitama Stadium, International Stadium Yokohama and the new Olympic Stadium in the host city.
The use of the Miyagi and Ibaraki prefectures sees Tokyo 2020 embrace areas worst affected by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Uzbekistan won this year’s publication of the AFC Under-23 Championship, beating Vietnam 2-1 in the final after extra-time. The 2016 occasion took place in Qatar and acted as a qualifier for the same year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Winners Japan was joined by runners-up South Korea and third-placed Iran in earning their spot at the Games.
Nobody of the three sides managed to make it beyond the quarter-final stage at Rio 2016 as hosts Brazil claimed the gold medal with a penalty shoot-out win over Germany in the final.
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