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AFC Asian Cup 2019: Full list of fixtures and dates

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The mega event will kick start on January 5, 2019
The mega event will kick start on January 5, 2019

India was clubbed with hosts United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Bahrain in Group A of the Final Draw at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup held in Dubai on Friday evening. India skipper Sunil Chhetri was present at the grand occasion which decided the fate of the top 24 teams from Asia for the upcoming mega event in a year’s time.

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Bahrain is set to get the action underway against the hosts in the opener at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi on January 5, 2019. India will start their campaign against Thailand the following day at the Al Nahyan Stadium, which is also in Abu Dhabi, followed by their match against hosts UAE on January 10. Meanwhile, their third and final Group A match will be against Bahrain on January 14.

Defending champions Australia has been placed in Group B alongside Syria, Palestine and Jordan. The Socceroos will face Jordan in the opening tie of the group while Palestine will clash against Syria. Australia seems to be the clear-cut favourite from the group while Syria is likely to grab the second spot.

Heavyweights South Korea and China are in Group C with Kyrgyzstan and Philippines. Neighbours Iran and Iraq set their date in Group D alongside the likes of Vietnam and Yemen. Three-time champions Saudi Arabia will lock horns with Qatar, Lebanon and North Korea in Group E. Favourites Japan have been clubbed with Uzbekistan, Oman and Turkmenistan in Group F.

Top two teams will qualify for the round of 16 along with four best third-placed teams. The quarter-finals will be played on January 23rd and 24th respectively, while the semi-finals will be staged on27th and 28th of the same month. The final will be played on February 2019 at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

2019 AFC Asian Cup full schedule

Group A

5 January 2019: UAE vs Bahrain

6 January 2019: India vs Thailand

10 January 2019: Bahrain vs Thailand


10 January 2019: UAE vs India

14 January 2019: UAE vs Thailand

14 January 2019: India vs Bahrain

Group B

6 January 2019: Australia vs Jordan

6 January 2019: Syria vs Palestine

10 January 2019: Jordan vs Syria

11 January 2019: Palestine vs Australia

14 January 2019: Australia vs Syria

14 January 2019: Palestine vs Jordan

Group C

7 January 2019: South Korea vs Philippines

7 January 2019: China vs Kyrgyzstan

11 January 2019: Philippines vs China

11 January 2019: South Korea vs Kyrgyzstan

15 January 2019: South Korea vs China

15 January 2019: Kyrgyzstan vs Philippines

Group D

7 January 2019: Iran vs Yemen

8 January 2019: Iraq vs Vietnam

12 January 2019: Yemen vs Iraq

12 January 2019: Vietnam vs Iran

15 January 2019: Iran vs Iraq

15 January 2019: Vietnam vs Yemen

Group E

8 January 2019: Saudi Arabia vs North Korea

8 January 2019: Qatar vs Lebanon

12 January 2019: North Korea vs Qatar

13 January 2019: Lebanon vs Saudi Arabia

16 January 2019: Saudi Arabia vs Qatar

16 January 2019: Lebanon vs North Korea

Group F

9 January 2019: Japan vs Turkmenistan

9 January 2019: Uzbekistan vs Oman

13 January 2019: Turkmenistan vs Uzbekistan

13 January 2019: Oman vs Japan

16 January 2019: Japan vs Uzbekistan

16 January 2019: Oman vs Turkmenistan

Round of 16

19 January 2019: Group A Runners-up vs Group C Runners-up

19 January 2019: Group D winners vs Group B/E/F 3rd

19 January 2019: Group B Winner vs Group A/C/D 3rd

19 January 2019: Group F Winner vs Group E Runners-up

20 January 2019: Group C Winner vs Group A/B/F 3rd

20 January 2019: Group E Winner vs Group D Runners-up

20 January 2019: Group A Winners vs Group C/D/E 3rd

20 January 2019: Group B Runners-up vs Group F Runners-up


23 January 2019: Quarterfinal 1

23 January 2019: Quarterfinal 2

24 January 2019: Quarterfinal 3

24 January 2019: Quarterfinal 4


27 January 2019: Semifinal 1

28 January 2019: Semifinal 2


1 February 2019: Semifinal 1 Winner vs Semifinal 2 Winner