A year after the 2022 Beijing Olympics, China will turn from winter sport to soccer as the country hosts the 2023 Asian Cup finals. The Asian Football Confederation announced China as the winning bid at its congress in Paris on Tuesday. No actual vote was necessary after South Korea announced last month that it was
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