A challenging qualification campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to be among topics discussed at the Asian Football Confederation ©Getty Images

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is set to host its 31st Congress tomorrow, where the debate over the prospect of biennial FIFA World Cups will likely be discussed.

AFC secretary general Dato’ Windsor John has published an agenda for the Congress, which will take place on online due to the current COVID-19 situation.

The Malaysian official will deliver a report during the meeting, covering the latest updates since the organisation’s last Congress in December 2020.

A discussion over the biennial World Cups is likely, with the FIFA Council set to hold a global summit on the international calendar on December 20.

FIFA had approved undertaking a study over the potential introduction of biennial World Cups for men and women at its Congress in May, following a proposal from Saudi Arabia.

The AFC indicated its support in September, with the organisation saying it applauded the "spirit of partnership and strong principles" that FIFA is trying to achieve.

The AFC also highlighted its support for "more meaningful matches".

Several of the organisation’s member associations had publicly backed biennial FIFA World Cups.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) today vowed to support the FIFA initiative at an Extraordinary General Assembly in Cairo.

The AFC had initially been due to award the 2027 Asian Cup at the Congress, but delayed a decision due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

An AFC inspection team has visited Iran and Saudi Arabia to assess their bids.

Inspections of 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar and India bids are also planned, with the tournament expected to be awarded in early 2022.

The Congress is also due to see the approval of financial statements, audited reports and the budget for 2021 to 2022.

The AFC has been forced to regularly adapt its qualification process for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, with a series of matches being postponed amid travel restrictions.

Several matches have been held at neutral locations, with the AFC using centralised venues to ensure the qualification process can conclude.

The AFC Executive Committee confirmed last month that it has agreed to move away from the conventional home and away format to single round robin ties for playoffs.

The organisation expects to complete qualification in June 2022 - two years after the process started.