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AFC Asian 2019 Draw: India's group to be decided, Live Updates

The draw is set to get underway shortly.
Updated: 04 May 2018 22:00 IST - Published: 04 May 2018 21:10 IST
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That is all from the live coverage of the Asian Cup Draw from Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all sporting updates from around the world.
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That concludes the draw ceremony.

Here are the final results of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Draw:

Group A - UAE, Thailand, India, Bahrain
Group B - Australia, Syria, Palestine, Jordan
Group C - Korea Republic, China PR, Kyrgyz Republic, Philippines
Group D - Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Yemen
Group E - Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, DPR Korea
Group F - Japan, Uzbekistan, Oman, Turkmenistan
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Japan are drawn in the Group F from Pot 1.
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Saudi Arabia are drawn in the Group E from Pot 1.
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Islamic Republic of Iran are drawn in the Group D from Pot 1.
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Korea Republic are drawn in the Group C from Pot 1.
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Defending champions Australia are drawn in the Group B from Pot 1.
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The hosts UAE are draw into the Group A from Pot 1.
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Update after three pots have been drawn:

Group A - Thailand,India,Bahrain
Group B - Syria,Palestine,Jordan
Group C - China PR,Kyrgyzs Republic,Phillipines
Group D - Iraq,Vietnam,Yemen
Group E - Qatar,Lebanon,DPR Korea
Group F - Uzbekistan,Oman,Turkmenistan
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Uzbekistan are drawn in the Group F from Pot 2.
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Qatar are drawn in the Group E from Pot 2.
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Iraq are drawn in the Group D from Pot 2
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China PR are drawn in the Group C from Pot 2.
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Syria are drawn in the Group B from Pot 2.
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First team drawn from Pot B in Group A is Thailand
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Teams drawn so far:

Group A - India,Bahrain
Group B - Palestine,Jordan
Group C - Kyrgyzs Republic,Phillipines
Group D - Vietnam,Yemen
Group E - Lebanon,DPR Korea
Group F - Oman,Turkmenistan
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Oman are drawn in the Group F from Pot 3
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Lebanon are drawn in the Group E from Pot 3
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Vietnam are drawn in the Group D from Pot 3
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The Kyrgyz Republic are drawn in the Group C from Pot 3
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Palestine are drawn in the Group B from Pot 3.
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First team from Pot 3 to be drawn is India. India go into Group A.
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Turkmenistan is the final team from Pot 4 to be drawn. They go into Group F.
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DPR Korea is drawn into Group E from Pot 4
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Yemen have been drawn in Group D from Pot 4
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Next up in Group C is Phillipines from Pot 4.
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Next up in Group B is Jordan from Pot 4.
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The first team drawn in the Group A is Bahrain from Pot 4.
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Sunil Chhetri - "It is an enormous opportunity and challenge for us at the Asian Cup. We have the blessings and well wishes of the people back home and as players, we will do our best to do well at the Cup next year."
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Indian captain and all-time leading scorer Sunil Chhetri is up on the dais for the draw.
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Ali Daei, Sun Jihai, Sunil Chhetri and Phil Younghusband are some of the players in attendance at the draw.
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The teams will be drawn into six groups of four sides each, in a format similar to UEFA Euro 2016. The top two teams will qualify directly for the knockout stages, along with the four best third-placed teams.
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Here are the Seedings of the teams before the final draw:

Pot 1: UAE, Iran, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia. 
Pot 2: China, Syria, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Qatar, Thailand. 
Pot 3: Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman, India, Vietnam. 
Pot 4: North Korea, Philippines, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen, Turkmenistan.
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The pre-draw formalities are going on with the introduction of the mascot - Mansour and Yara, the falcon.
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The AFC President has unveiled the Asian Cup 2019 trophy at the gala. It is strikingly large and beautiful inspired from the Lotus flower.
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The prize money for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 will be totalling almost 15 million US Dollars.

The winner of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 will receive 5 Million US Dollars.
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AFC President Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa is delivering an address to the present dignitaries as we get closer to the draw proceedings.
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An UAE Cultural Programme is underway to welcome all the guests. 
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The tournament Trailer is being displayed on the giant screens.
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UAE are placed in Pot 1 by the virtue of being the hosts.
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The guests are arriving amidst the AFC Anthem in the Hotel. We are moments away from the Draw. 
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India finished second in the Group in the Qualifying Round below Kygyzstan. 
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India qualified for the AFC Asian Cup after eight years with their last participation being in Qatar way back in 2011.
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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 draw.
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India are all set for their fourth ever AFC Asian Cup Campaign next year, and their group is set to be decided tonight, at Dubai, UAE.

The Blue Tigers have had a fantastic run over the last two years, defeating strong sides like Puerto Rico and the Kyrgyz Republic. In fact, they went on a 13-match unbeaten run over this period, as they ensured qualification for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

This supreme performance has seen Stephen Constantine’s men rise to no. 97 in the FIFA World Rankings. This rise in the rankings has helped India gain a spot in Pot 3, something that will aid them avoid the likes of Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman and Vietnam in the group stage.

Seedings
Pot1: UAE, Iran, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia.
Pot2: China, Syria, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Qatar, Thailand.
Pot3: Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman, India, Vietnam.
Pot4: North Korea, Philippines, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen, Turkmenistan.