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AFC Asian Cup 2019

5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019

The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup will commence on 5th January 2019 and extend till 1st February 2019. The United Arab Emirates was announced as the host for the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia on 9th March 2015.


Having won the previous competition in 2015, Australia is the defending champions going into the tournament. The winner of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup will earn the right to participate in the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.


Follow the live commentary of the India v Bahrain match.


Format

The upcoming competition sees 24 teams competing in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, which is an expansion of the usual 16-team set-up. Only the hosts will receive an automatic qualification spot, while the other 23 teams were determined among the other 45 national teams through a qualifying competition, running from March 2015 to March 2018, in which the first two rounds also served as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process for the AFC. At the finals, the 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams each. The teams in each group play a single round robin. After the group stage, the top two teams and the four best third teams will advance to the knockout stage, beginning with the round of 16. 


2019 Asian Cup teams

All 24 teams have now qualified for the tournament with a few nations making their debut at the competition while several teams are appearing for the first time since 2004. Lebanon and Vietnam have both qualified for the first time since hosting the tournament in 2000 and 2007 respectfully.


Final draw

Teams were drawn consecutively into Group A to F.


Group AGroup BGroup C
United Arab Emirates Australia South Korea
Thailand Syria China
IndiaPalestine Kyrgyzstan
Bahrain Jordan Philippines
Group DGroup EGroup F
IranSaudi ArabiaJapan
IraqQatarUzbekistan
VietnamLebanonOman
YemenNorth KoreaTurkmenistan


Venues


Abu Dhabi
Zayed Sports City StadiumMohammed bin Zayed StadiumAl Nahyan Stadium
Capacity: 43,630 Capacity: 42,056 Capacity: 12,000


Dubai
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum StadiumAl-Maktoum Stadium
Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 15,000


Al Ain
Hazza bin Zayed StadiumKhalifa bin Zayed Stadium
Capacity: 25,965 Capacity: 16,000


Sharjah
Sharjah Stadium
Capacity: 11,073


Videos
Asian Cup 2019: Awer Mabil, a rising star in the Aussie galaxy
Asian Cup 2019: Awer Mabil, a rising star in the Aussie galaxy
Asian Cup 2019: It’s an honour to wear Korean red, want to give my best on the pitch: Son Heung-Min
Asian Cup 2019: It’s an honour to wear Korean red, want to give my best on the pitch: Son Heung-Min
5 Most Heartbreaking Second-half Losses in Indian Football History
5 Most Heartbreaking Second-half Losses in Indian Football History
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Group F Qualification - Permutations and combinations
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Group F Qualification - Permutations and combinations
Asian Cup 2019: 5 things Former India Coach Stephen Constantine could have done better
Asian Cup 2019: 5 things Former India Coach Stephen Constantine could have done better
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Group E Qualification - Permutations and combinations
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Group E Qualification - Permutations and combinations
Asian Cup 2019: Stephen Constantine Delivers what he was asked to; Time India Move On
Asian Cup 2019: Stephen Constantine Delivers what he was asked to; Time India Move On
AFC Asian Cup 2019, Group D: Qualification Permutations and Combinations
AFC Asian Cup 2019, Group D: Qualification Permutations and Combinations
AFC Asian Cup 2019, Group C: Qualification Permutations and Combinations 
AFC Asian Cup 2019, Group C: Qualification Permutations and Combinations 
AFC Asian Cup 2019: So Close Yet So Far - Another Dead End For Indian Football?
AFC Asian Cup 2019: So Close Yet So Far - Another Dead End For Indian Football?
Asian Cup 2019: 3 reasons why Stephen Constantine did not deserve an extension
Asian Cup 2019: 3 reasons why Stephen Constantine did not deserve an extension
Why did India lose to Bahrain in Asian Cup and what lies ahead 
Why did India lose to Bahrain in Asian Cup and what lies ahead 
Asian Cup 2019: Indian Defender Anas Edathodika Retires from International Football
Asian Cup 2019: Indian Defender Anas Edathodika Retires from International Football
India under Stephen Constantine 2015-19: How much has the country really improved?
India under Stephen Constantine 2015-19: How much has the country really improved?
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Group B: Qualification Permutations and Combinations
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Group B: Qualification Permutations and Combinations
Asian Cup 2019: 3 Promising Players who will be Vital for India
Asian Cup 2019: 3 Promising Players who will be Vital for India
Newspaper Round-Up: How Dailies Covered India's Loss to Bahrain, Exit from Asian Cup
Newspaper Round-Up: How Dailies Covered India's Loss to Bahrain, Exit from Asian Cup
Asian Cup 2019: Top 5 Achievements of Stephen Constantine with Indian National Football Team
Asian Cup 2019: Top 5 Achievements of Stephen Constantine with Indian National Football Team
India Crash Out Of Asian Cup, Stephen Constantine Resigns
India Crash Out Of Asian Cup, Stephen Constantine Resigns
Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain - 5 Hits and Flops as Blue Tigers crash out
Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain - 5 Hits and Flops as Blue Tigers crash out
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