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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
Twitter reacts as Stephen Constantine resigns as the coach of the Indian football team
Twitter reacts as Stephen Constantine resigns as the coach of the Indian football team
AFC Asian Cup 2019: 3 Reasons why India messed up a golden opportunity to make the Round Of 16
AFC Asian Cup 2019: 3 Reasons why India messed up a golden opportunity to make the Round Of 16
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain - 5 things we learned 
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain - 5 things we learned 
Twitter reacts as the Blue Tigers bow out of the AFC Asian Cup 2019
Twitter reacts as the Blue Tigers bow out of the AFC Asian Cup 2019
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India 0-1 Bahrain - 5 Talking Points as the Stephen Constantine era ends in tears
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India 0-1 Bahrain - 5 Talking Points as the Stephen Constantine era ends in tears
Asian Cup 2019: Stephen Constantine steps down as head coach of Indian national football team
Asian Cup 2019: Stephen Constantine steps down as head coach of Indian national football team
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Group A: Qualification Permutations and Combinations 
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Group A: Qualification Permutations and Combinations 
Asian Cup 2019: India can be Proud of their Performance, says AFC Secretary Dato Windsor John
Asian Cup 2019: India can be Proud of their Performance, says AFC Secretary Dato Windsor John
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Can the Blue Tigers cross the final group hurdle?
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Can the Blue Tigers cross the final group hurdle?
Asian Cup 2019: Japan vs Oman- 3 Reasons Why the Blue Samurais Defeated Al-Ahmar
Asian Cup 2019: Japan vs Oman- 3 Reasons Why the Blue Samurais Defeated Al-Ahmar
AFC Asian Cup 2019: 3 Things India should do to win against Bahrain
AFC Asian Cup 2019: 3 Things India should do to win against Bahrain
Asian Cup 2019:  Playing 3 games in less than 10 days, not a problem for India: Danny Deigan
Asian Cup 2019:  Playing 3 games in less than 10 days, not a problem for India: Danny Deigan
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain - Predicted XIs
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain - Predicted XIs
Asian Cup 2019: "India looking for a win against Bahrain," says Subhasish Bose
Asian Cup 2019: "India looking for a win against Bahrain," says Subhasish Bose
Asian Cup 2019: India vs. Bahrain- 5 Bahraini stars to watch out for
Asian Cup 2019: India vs. Bahrain- 5 Bahraini stars to watch out for
Asian Cup 2019: "This tournament is important for the Philippines," says Sven Goran Eriksson
Asian Cup 2019: "This tournament is important for the Philippines," says Sven Goran Eriksson
Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain | Match Preview, Predictions, Live Streaming, Probable line-ups
Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain | Match Preview, Predictions, Live Streaming, Probable line-ups
Asian Cup 2019: All you need to know about Bahrain - FIFA Ranking, Manager, Formation and Key Players
Asian Cup 2019: All you need to know about Bahrain - FIFA Ranking, Manager, Formation and Key Players
AFC Asian Cup 2019, India v Bahrain - Expert Talk - Predictions, Views, Opinions from Top Stars
AFC Asian Cup 2019, India v Bahrain - Expert Talk - Predictions, Views, Opinions from Top Stars
All gold as glittering Aussies rescue Asian Cup campaign
All gold as glittering Aussies rescue Asian Cup campaign
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