The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Teams, Schedule And Where To Watch?

The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Teams, Schedule And Where To Watch?

   The AFC Asian Cup 2019 is almost upon us with its 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has organized this international men’s football championship of Asia. The tournament will start from 5th January 2019 to 1 February 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.

On 9th March 2015, the United Arab Emirates was declared as the host for the competition. After 1996 finals, it is the second time that the United Arab Emirates hosts the tournament after a long time period.

Firstly, the Group Stage will be conducted and it will run till 17th January 2019. Between 20th and 22nd January 2019, the Round of 16 will be played. After which Quarterfinals will be held on 24th and 25th January 2019. The Semi-finals will be conducted on 28th and 29th January and the last and the Final match is planned for 1st February 2019.

The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Teams

Here are names of a total number of 24 teams that are participating in the AFC Asian Cup 2019. However, these 24 teams are further divided into six groups and the tournament will start over with the matches within the groups. The teams which qualify the matches within the group will then battle with the other groups and the following winning team will move on to semi-finals and finals.

Group A

A1: United Arab Emirates

A2: Thailand

A3: India

A4: Bahrain

Group B

B1: Australia

B2: Syria

B3: Palestine

B4: Jordan

Group C

C1: South Korea

C2: China PR

C3: Kyrgyzstan

C4: Philippines

Group D

D1: Iran

D2: Iraq

D3: Vietnam

D4: Yemen

Group E

E1: Saudi Arabia

E2: Qatar

E3: Lebanon

E4: North Korea

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Group F

F1: Japan

F2: Uzbekistan

F3: Oman

F4: Turkmenistan

The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Schedule

Here is the full schedule of the tournament:

The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Group Stage

Match No.

Date

Group

Team 1

Team 2

Time (HKT)

Location

1 5 Jan 2019 A United Arab Emirates Bahrain 22:30 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
2 6 Jan 2019 B Australia Jordan 17:30 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
3 6 Jan 2019 A Thailand India 20:00 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
4 6 Jan 2019 B Syria Palestine 22:30 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
5 7 Jan 2019 C China Kyrgyz Republic 17:30 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
6 7 Jan 2019 C South Korea Philippines 20:00 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
7 7 Jan 2019 D Iran Yemen 22:30 Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
8 8 Jan 2019 D Iraq Vietnam 20:00 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
9 8 Jan 2019 E Saudi Arabia North Korea 22:30 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
10 9 Jan 2019 F Japan Turkmenistan 17:30 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
11 9 Jan 2019 F Uzbekistan Oman 20:00 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
12 9 Jan 2019 E Qatar Lebanon 22:30 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
13 10 Jan 2019 A Bahrain Thailand 17:30 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
14 10 Jan 2019 B Jordan Syria 20:00 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
15 10 Jan 2019 A India United Arab Emirates 22:30 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
16 11 Jan 2019 B Palestine Australia 17:30 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
17 11 Jan 2019 C Philippines China 20:00 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
18 11 Jan 2019 C Kyrgyz Republic South Korea 22:30 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
19 12 Jan 2019 D Vietnam Iran 17:30 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
20 12 Jan 2019 D Yemen Iraq 20:00 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
21 12 Jan 2019 E Lebanon Saudi Arabia 22:30 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
22 13 Jan 2019 E North Korea Qatar 17:30 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
23 13 Jan 2019 F Oman Japan 20:00 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
24 13 Jan 2019 F Turkmenistan Uzbekistan 22:30 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
25 14 Jan 2019 A United Arab Emirates Thailand 22:30 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
26 14 Jan 2019 A India Bahrain 22:30 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
27 15 Jan 2019 B Australia Syria 20:00 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
28 15 Jan 2019 B Palestine Jordan 20:00 Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
29 16 Jan 2019 C South Korea China 20:00 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
30 16 Jan 2019 C Kyrgyz Republic Philippines 20:00 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
31 16 Jan 2019 D Vietnam Yemen 22:30 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
32 16 Jan 2019 D Iran Iraq 22:30 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
33 17 Jan 2019 F Oman Turkmenistan 20:00 Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
34 17 Jan 2019 F Japan Uzbekistan 20:00 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
35 17 Jan 2019 E Saudi Arabia Qatar 22:30 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
36 17 Jan 2019 E Lebanon North Korea 22:30 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
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The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Round of 16 matches

Match No.

Date

Team 1

Team 2

Time

Location

37 20 Jan 2019 Winner Group B 3rd Group A/C/D 17:30 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
38 20 Jan 2019 Runner-Up Group A Runner-Up Group C 20:30 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
39 20 Jan 2019 Winner Group D 3rd Group B/E/F 23:30 Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
40 21 Jan 2019 Winner Group F Runner-Up Group E 17:30 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
41 21 Jan 2019 Runner-Up Group B Runner-Up Group F 20:30 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
42 21 Jan 2019 Winner Group A 3rd Group C/D/E 23:30 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
43 22 Jan 2019 Winner Group C 3rd Group A/B/F 19:30 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
44 22 Jan 2019 Winner Group E Runner-Up Group D 22:30 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai

 

The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Quarterfinals

Match No.

Date

Team 1

Team 2

Time

Location

45 24 Jan 2019 Winner Match 37 Winner Match 40 19:30 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
46 24 Jan 2019 Winner Match 38 Winner Match 39 22:30 Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
47 25 Jan 2019 Winner Match 43 Winner Match 44 19:30 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
48 25 Jan 2019 Winner Match 42 Winner Match 41 22:30 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain

 

The AFC Asian Cup 2019:

The AFC Asian Cup 2019:Semi-finals

Match No.

Date

Team 1

Team 2

Time

Location

49 28 Jan 2019 Winner Match 46 Winner Match 45 20:30 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
50 29 Jan 2019 Winner Match 47 Winner Match 48 20:30 Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Finals

The finals will be held on 1st February 2019 between the winner match 49 and winner match 50. The finals will be held at Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi at 20:30

The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Where to watch?

For the viewers the tournament will be telecasted LIVE on FOX Sports in Malaysia and Singapore. For the viewers of Thailand and VTV in Vietnam Channel 7 will cover the competition. For LIVE updates and scores of all the matches, stay tuned with FOX Sports Asia.

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