While France will lift, on Monday May 16, the ultimate health restriction with the end of the compulsory mask in transport, China is still struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic. So much so that the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Saturday that the Middle Kingdom would not organize the Asian Football Cup 2023, the equivalent of the Euro. The competition was scheduled to take place from June 16 to July 16, 2023 in 10 Chinese cities.