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AFC Asian Cup 2011: Kick off time announced

Asian Football Confederation last month announced the kick off time for the AFC Asian Cup 2011 to be held in Doha, Qatar from January 7-29, 2011. The AFC announced the kick off time after discussing with Broadcasters in East and West Asia along with Qatar Local Organizing Committee.

AFC Asian Cup 2011

AFC Asian Cup 2011

All the group matches that are to be played from January 7-19 will kick off at 4:15PM and 7:15PM local time (Doha local time is GMT +3 hours). That means viewers in India will watch the 4:15PM match at 6:45PM and the 7:15PM match at 9:45PM. (IST is Qatar Local Time +2.5hrs).

The Quarter Final matches on January 21 and 22 to be played at Khalifa, Al Sadd, Al Gharafa, and Qatar SC Stadiums will kick start at 4:25PM (6:55PM IST) and 7:25PM (9:55PM IST). Similarly The Semifinal on January 25 will also kick off at 4:25PM (6:55PM IST) and 7:25 PM (9:55PM IST) at Khalifa and Al Gharafa Stadiums.

However the Third Place match on January 28 at the Al Sadd Stadium and the Final on January 29 at the Khalifa Stadium will start at 6:00PM local time (8:30PM IST).

Group A: Qatar, Kuwait, China PR, Uzbekistan
Group B: Saudi Arabia, Japan, Jordan, Syria
Group C: Korea Rep., India, Australia, Bahrain
Group D: Iraq, DPR Korea, UAE, IR Iran

Click the link below for full match schedule and kick off times.

http://www.the-afc.com/uploads/Documents/2010/ac2011kickoff.pdf

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