Recently, Du Zhaocai, deputy director of the State Sports General Administration, secretary of the party committee of the Chinese Football Association, and executive chairman of the 2023 Asian Cup China Organizing Committee, accepted an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency. He talked about the goals and significance of China's hosting of the Asian Cup and the problems and challenges encountered in the preparation .
The Asian Cup is not just a game, it will
In addition, football has a high degree of industrialization and a great market influence. Hosting the Asian Cup is conducive to driving the economic development of the host cities, including promoting the development of local football and sports industries. The Asian Cup will be a good platform to show the world. The participating teams and fans will experience the speed of our high-speed rail and witness the speed of China's development. Many cities have the conditions, ability and enthusiasm to host the Asian Cup. We create such conditions for them to promote the development of Chinese football more extensively, while serving the economic and social development of each city.
So this time the Asian Cup is completely different from the Asian Cup we held in 2004.
As a big sports country, China
The Asian Cup is a huge system project, including competition, security, media, volunteers, transportation, reception, etc. The establishment of the organizing committee will be more conducive to our coordination with relevant ministries and commissions, coordination with the ten competition areas, and communication and coordination with the AFC. The next key task is to guide the ten competition areas to form the competition area organizing committee, establish the corresponding preparatory operation mechanism, and jointly study and formulate specific competition organization work plans with the AFC and the competition area organizing committee.
We will do our utmost to achieve the goal of "splendid competitions and brilliant competition"
The hosting of the Asian Cup can objectively play a role in linking the past. First of all, by hosting the Asian Cup, our hardware conditions will have a rapid development and changes. Second, by hosting the Asian Cup, we will cultivate a group of high-level and international competition organizing talents and accumulate a lot of experience, so as to lay a good hardware and talent foundation for us to hold higher-level international competitions in the future.