AFC Asian cup 2019 is imminent, and the fans already have started buzzing and browsing about the details of this championship, and if you are riding on the same boat and are a big fan of football, then you are on the right page. AFC Asian Cup is one among the pride in the history of football, where only the Asian countries participate in the tournament. The AFC Asian Cup 2019 will become the 17th edition of the football championship. The latest edition will be held on 27th of March 2019, in the United Arab Emirates and this would be the second time for UAE to host the Asian Cup.
AFC Asian Cup 2019 Today’s Matches
Let’s have a brief insight into the AFC Asian Cup 2019’s schedule. Below is brief preview information of venues, teams playing, broadcasting and live channels.
Japan vs Qatar
Match: Japan vs Qatar
Date: 1st February 2019
Stadium: Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Competition: AFC Asian Cup 2019 Finals
Kickoff time: 7.30 PM IST
Something interesting about this edition is that there will be a total of 24 teams competing in the tournament, which is grouped into six groups. So, there’s a slight change in the format of the matches.
As already mentioned above that only the Asian countries will compete in this tournament, and thus we can have total 24 teams participating. Another interesting fact about this football championship is that the hosting team will be automatically qualified for the finals, so the UAE team is already qualified and will be competing with the finalist in the finals.
The other 23 qualified teams are Qatar, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Uzbekistan, Australia, Palestine, India, China PR, Oman, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkmenistan, Bahrain, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia.
Because UAE is the host of AFC Asian Cup 2019, the matches will be played in and around the stadiums of UAE. The tournament will be played in 8 different venues in eight different cities with huge capacities. Some of the eight venues are
- Zayed Sports City Stadium
- Sharjah Stadium in Sharjah
- Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai
- Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai
- Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dubai
- Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dubai
- Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Ain
- Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Ain
The first and final match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 will be played in Zayed Sports City Stadium. It is predicted that five matches will be allocated to each venue.
Not everyone can watch the match live in the stadium, so there are other ways you can watch and enjoy every bit of the match.
For the fans, there are two options available to watch the AFC Asian Cup 2019 either watching it on TV or live streaming.
The channels that own the broadcasting rights of AFC Asian Cup 2019 are BeIN Sports, ITV, BBC Stream, Star Sports, Star Sports HD 1. The fans can also stream the match live on Fox Sports Asia, ABC, Live 3S, Hotstar, Jio TV, Now TV, Euro TV, IRIB, etc.,
So, don’t miss out the exciting game football championship tournament and if you have missed the qualifying matches, then you can stream them on the channels mentioned above. We will keep you updated of every bit though.
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