2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host countryKuwait
Dates25 September – 20 October 2022
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)TBC (in TBC host cities)
2020
2024 →

The 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup will be the 17th edition of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup (previously the AFC Futsal Championship before rebranding from 2021),[1] the biennial international futsal championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's national teams of Asia. A total of 16 teams will compete in the tournament.[2]

Kuwait was originally appointed as hosts of the 2020 AFC Futsal Championship after replacing original hosts Turkmenistan. However, AFC announced the cancellation of the tournament on 25 January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the return hosting rights for this edition with Kuwait.[3] The tournament was originally scheduled to be played in Kuwait from 16 to 27 February 2022.[4] However, on 5 July 2021, the AFC announced that the tournament would be held in Kuwait between 25 September and 20 October 2022.

Iran are the defending champions, having won the title in 2018.

Qualification

Main article: 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup qualification

Qualifiers were originally scheduled to be played from 13 to 24 October 2021.[5] However, on 5 July 2021, the AFC announced that it would be held from 1 to 15 April 2022.

Qualified teams

The following teams qualify for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Appearance Previous best performance
 Kuwait Host
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Venues

To be confirmed.

Squads

Main article: 2022 AFC Futsal Championship squads

Each team had to submit a squad of 14 players, including a minimum of two goalkeepers.[2]

References

  1. ^ "AFC rebrands age group championships to AFC Asian Cups". AFC. 2 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b "AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022 Competition Regulations". AFC.
  3. ^ "Latest update on AFC Competitions in 2021". Asian Football Confederation official website. 25 January 2021.
  4. ^ "AFC Competitions Calendar 2022". AFC.
  5. ^ "AFC Competitions Calendar 2021". AFC.