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

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

15 Jan 2019AUnited Arab EmiratesBahrain22:30Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
26 Jan 2019BAustraliaJordan17:30Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
36 Jan 2019AThailandIndia20:00Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
46 Jan 2019BSyriaPalestine22:30Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
57 Jan 2019CChinaKyrgyz Republic17:30Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
67 Jan 2019CSouth KoreaPhilippines20:00Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
77 Jan 2019DIranYemen22:30Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
88 Jan 2019DIraqVietnam20:00Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
98 Jan 2019ESaudi ArabiaNorth Korea22:30Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
109 Jan 2019FJapanTurkmenistan17:30Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
119 Jan 2019FUzbekistanOman20:00Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
129 Jan 2019EQatarLebanon22:30Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
1310 Jan 2019ABahrainThailand17:30Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
1410 Jan 2019BJordanSyria20:00Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
1510 Jan 2019AIndiaUnited Arab Emirates22:30Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
1611 Jan 2019BPalestineAustralia17:30Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
1711 Jan 2019CPhilippinesChina20:00Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
1811 Jan 2019CKyrgyz RepublicSouth Korea22:30Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
1912 Jan 2019DVietnamIran17:30Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
2012 Jan 2019DYemenIraq20:00Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
2112 Jan 2019ELebanonSaudi Arabia22:30Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
2213 Jan 2019ENorth KoreaQatar17:30Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
2313 Jan 2019FOmanJapan20:00Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
2413 Jan 2019FTurkmenistanUzbekistan22:30Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
2514 Jan 2019AUnited Arab EmiratesThailand22:30Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
2614 Jan 2019AIndiaBahrain22:30Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
2715 Jan 2019BAustraliaSyria20:00Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
2815 Jan 2019BPalestineJordan20:00Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
2916 Jan 2019CSouth KoreaChina20:00Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi
3016 Jan 2019CKyrgyz RepublicPhilippines20:00Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
3116 Jan 2019DVietnamYemen22:30Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
3216 Jan 2019DIranIraq22:30Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
3317 Jan 2019FOmanTurkmenistan20:00Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
3417 Jan 2019FJapanUzbekistan20:00Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
3517 Jan 2019ESaudi ArabiaQatar22:30Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
3617 Jan 2019ELebanonNorth Korea22:30Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah

 

The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Round of 16 matches

Match No.

Date

Team 1

Team 2

Time

Location

3720 Jan 2019Winner Group B3rd Group A/C/D17:30Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
3820 Jan 2019Runner-Up Group ARunner-Up Group C20:30Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
3920 Jan 2019Winner Group D3rd Group B/E/F23:30Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
4021 Jan 2019Winner Group FRunner-Up Group E17:30Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah
4121 Jan 2019Runner-Up Group BRunner-Up Group F20:30Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain
4221 Jan 2019Winner Group A3rd Group C/D/E23:30Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
4322 Jan 2019Winner Group C3rd Group A/B/F19:30Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
4422 Jan 2019Winner Group ERunner-Up Group D22:30Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai

 

The AFC Asian Cup 2019: Quarterfinals

Match No.

Date

Team 1

Team 2

Time

Location

4524 Jan 2019Winner Match 37Winner Match 4019:30Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
4624 Jan 2019Winner Match 38Winner Match 3922:30Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
4725 Jan 2019Winner Match 43Winner Match 4419:30Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
4825 Jan 2019Winner Match 42Winner Match 4122:30Hazza 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

4928 Jan 2019Winner Match 46Winner Match 4520:30Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
5029 Jan 2019Winner Match 47Winner Match 4820:30Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

 

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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