Following the conclusion of the Preliminary Joint Qualifiers Round 2, 13 participating teams, including AFC Asian Cup 2023 host China PR and FIFA World Cup 2022 host and reigning Asian champions Qatar have sealed their places for the Continental showpiece, which is scheduled to take place from June 16 to July 16, 2023.
Therefore, three of the lowest ranked second-placed teams, all eight third and fourth-placed teams across Groups A to H, as well as three best fifth-placed teams – 22 teams in total – have qualified for the 24-team AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round.
11 teams will secure their place in the final round.
Draw for the AFC Asian Qualifiers will be held on July 1, 2021, when Asia’s top 12 contenders will be drawn into two groups of six teams each.
AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers final round schedule home and away group stage match dates are:
MD1 - Feb 01, 2022
MD2 - March 24, 2022
MD3 - Marcg 29, 2022
MD4 - June 14, 2022
MD5 - September 22, 2022
MD6 - September 27, 2022
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