AFC Asia Cup Begins In The UAE

From the Far East to the Middle East, the top 24 Asian footballing nations are in the UAE to compete for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. Matches of the tournament are taking place across four cities in the UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Al Ain.

The tournament Kicked off on 5 January with the first match between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The match ended 1-1, wth Bahrain taking the lead in lacklustre match, where the UAE equalised with a penalty in the last 2 minutes, converted by Ahmed Khalil.

Today’s line-up of group stage matches are Australia vs Jordan, Thailand vs India and Syria vs Palestine.

The final match between the top two teams will take place on 1 February at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Tickets of all matches are available online at

AFC Asian Cup - Match Schedule – 6-9 January


6 January

7 January

8 January

9 January

Al Nahyan Stadium
Abu Dhabi

India vs Thailand (5.30 pm)



Japan vs Turkmenistan

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Al Ain

Australia vs Jordon (3pm)



Qatar vs Lebanon
(8 pm)

Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi


Islamic Republic of Iran vs Yemen
(8 pm)



Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium Al Ain


China PR vs Kyrgyz Republic



Al Maktoum Stadium Dubai


Korea Republic vs Philippines
(5.30 pm)



Sharjah Stadium Sharjah

Syria vs Palestine
(8 pm)  



Uzbekistan vs Oman
(5.30 pm)

Rashid Stadium



Saudi Arabia vs DPR Korea
(8 pm)


Zayed Sports City Stadium Abu Dhabi



Iraq vs Vietnam (5.30 pm)



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