EAFF confirmed the next edition of the EAFF championship will be held in 2013, with the semi-final tournament and the preliminary tournament being held in 2012. EAFF chairman Okada said Hong Kong is the preferred venue as the 2012 semi-final tournament host, since Taiwan hosted in 2009 and Korea DPR is not an option for sponsorship and broadcast reasons. The finals will be held in Korea in 2013. HKFA also claim Hong Kong will likely host the semi-finals in 2012. The bid needs to be submitted by August 2011. I think it is set, Hong Kong will be the host.