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Volume 6 No. 215
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Event Notes: AFC Exec Committee Approves Proposal To Increase Asian Cup Teams

In order to allow more member associations to be part of Asia’s flagship competition, the Asian Football Confederation exec committee "approved a proposal to increase the number of teams in the Asian Cup from the current 16 to 24" starting from the '19 edition (KYODO, 4/16). ... The Iranian Football Federation "has introduced the names of six cities to host the 2019 AFC Asian Cup." Iran "had earlier proposed Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz and Mashhad for hosting the competitions and recently added Shiraz and Kerman to the list" (XINHUA, 4/16).