Shanghai: The emblem of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup was unveiled at Pudong Football Stadium in Shanghai.
Based on the original logo of the AFC Asian Cup, the emblem is mainly coloured with red and yellow, in which the cup is specially decorated with jade to show Chinese characteristics and the beauty of oriental civilization.
The 24 rays surrounding the emblem represent the football teams of the highest level from 24 Asian countries and regions, while the 10 beams formed by the rays represent the 10 host cities.
Ten professional football stadiums for the Cup including Pudong Football Stadium also made debuts at the ceremony.
“The ten professional football stadiums are milestones in the construction of football facilities in China, which will remain a valuable heritage for football and urban development after the event, while the release of the emblem marks a new stage in the preparations for the Asian Cup,” said Du Zhaocai, deputy director of China’s General Administration of Sports.
The 2023 Asian Cup will be held from June 16 to July 16, 2023 in 10 Chinese cities, namely Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen and Suzhou.