2019 AFC Asian Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

2019 AFC Asian Cup
كأس آسيا 2019
2019 afc asian cup logo.png
Official logo
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates 5 January – 1 February
Teams 24 (from 5 sub-confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 4 host cities)
2015
2023

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 5 January to 1 February 2019.[1]

The United Arab Emirates was announced as the host for the tournament on 9 March 2015, with Iran being the only remaining bidder for the right to host the 2019 finals.[2] It will be the second time that the United Arab Emirates hosts the tournament after the 1996 finals.

For the first time, the Asian Cup final tournament will be contested by 24 teams, having been expanded from the 16-team format that was used from 2004 to 2015.[3] Under this new format, the finalists will contest a group stage consisting of six groups of four teams, followed by a knockout stage of 16 teams.[4] The host nation automatically qualified for the final tournament, while the remaining 23 places 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.

Australia are the defending champions going into the tournament, having won the previous competition in 2015. The winner of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup will earn the right to participate in the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup which is to be hosted by a yet to be determined AFC association after 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts, Qatar, lost the rights.[5] The 2021 Confederations Cup host country will have already qualified as hosts. If this country wins the Asian Cup, the runner-up will qualify.

Host selection

The bidding procedure and timeline for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup was approved at the AFC congress on 28 November 2012.[6] The winning bid was originally set to be announced at an AFC congress in June, then November 2014.[7] However, at its 60th Anniversary celebrations at the end of 2014, AFC gave the date of 'summer 2015' to when an announcement would be made.[8]

In January 2015, AFC general secretary Alex Soosay said that Iran and the United Arab Emirates were the only two remaining bidders for the 2019 Asian Cup, and that the eventual hosts would be announced in March 2015.[2]

On 9 March 2015, AFC announced the hosts during an AFC Executive Committee meeting in Manama, Bahrain.[9]

Teams

Qualification

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification process determined the 24 participating teams for the tournament. In 2014, a proposal to merge the preliminary qualification rounds of the FIFA World Cup with those of the AFC Asian Cup was ratified by the AFC Competitions Committee.[3] The new qualification structure took place in three stages, with the first two merging with the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.[3] In the first round, the lowest ranked teams played home-and-away over two legs to reduce the total number of teams to 40. In the second round, the 40 teams were divided into eight groups of five to play home-and-away round-robin matches, where the eight group winners and the four best group runners-up qualified for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup finals. In the third round, the next best 24 teams eliminated from second round were divided into six groups of four and competed for the remaining slots of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.[10] The first qualifying round of the qualification took place on 12 March 2015, and the final match of the third round took place on 27 March 2018.[11][12]

Qualified teams

India, Syria, Thailand and Turkmenistan qualified to the tournament after being absent in several Asian Cup tournaments spanning from 2004 to 2015. Lebanon and Vietnam both qualified for the first time after hosting the tournaments, in 2000 and 2007 respectively. For Vietnam, this was the first time they qualified for the AFC Asian Cup as a unified nation, having participated as South Vietnam in the first two editions (1956 and 1960), outside of hosting the 2007 edition. This was also the first time Yemen qualified for the AFC Asian Cup as a unified country, due to FIFA and AFC categorizing the participation of South Yemen in the 1976 as a distinct record not related to Yemen, whom succeeding North Yemen. In addition to Yemen, the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan also marked this edition as their first times to qualify for an Asian Cup.

Tajikistan, along with its fellow CAFA member nation Afghanistan, were the only two countries from their confederation who failed to qualify for the tournament. Iran qualified to the Asian Cup for the first time as a CAFA member, having qualified as part of the WAFF before. Malaysia and Indonesia were the only co-hosts of the 2007 edition that did not qualify for the Asian Cup, as Malaysia had ended their campaign in disaster with just one point out of six matches; while Indonesia was barred from entering the qualification due to tension inside the PSSI. Kuwait was the only Arab country not to qualify for the Asian Cup, as they were also barred from completing the qualification due to FIFA’s sanction. India remained as the only South Asian team to qualify for the tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in AFC Asian Cup1
 United Arab Emirates Hosts 9 March 2015 9 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Saudi Arabia Second Round Group A winners 24 March 2016 9 (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Australia Second Round Group B winners 29 March 2016 3 (2007, 2011, 2015)
 Qatar Second Round Group C winners 17 November 2015 9 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Iran Second Round Group D winners 29 March 2016 13 (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Japan Second Round Group E winners 24 March 2016 8 (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Thailand Second Round Group F winners 24 March 2016 6 (1972, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
 South Korea Second Round Group G winners 13 January 2016 13 (1956, 1960, 1964, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Uzbekistan Second Round Group H winners 29 March 2016 6 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Iraq Second Round 1st best runners-up 29 March 2016 8 (1972, 1976, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Syria Second Round 2nd best runners-up 29 March 2016 5 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2011)
 China PR Second Round 4th best runners-up 29 March 2016 11 (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 India Third Round Group A winners 11 October 2017 3 (1964, 1984, 2011)
 Kyrgyzstan Third Round Group A runners-up 22 March 2018 0 (debut)
 Lebanon Third Round Group B winners 10 November 2017 1 (2000)
 North Korea Third Round Group B runners-up 27 March 2018 4 (1980, 1992, 2011, 2015)
 Jordan Third Round Group C winners 14 November 2017 3 (2004, 2011, 2015)
 Vietnam Third Round Group C runners-up 14 November 2017 3 (19562, 19602, 2007)
 Palestine Third Round Group D runners-up 10 October 2017 1 (2015)
 Oman Third Round Group D winners 10 October 2017 3 (2004, 2007, 2015)
 Bahrain Third Round Group E winners 14 November 2017 5 (1988, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
 Turkmenistan Third Round Group E runners-up 14 November 2017 1 (2004)
 Philippines Third Round Group F winners 27 March 2018 0 (debut)
 Yemen Third Round Group F runners-up 27 March 2018 0 (debut)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

Draw

The draw of the final tournament was held on 4 May 2018, 19:30 GST, at the Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.[13][14] The FIFA rankings of April 2018 were used as basis for the seeding. The 12 teams that secured their place in the final tournament by the end of the second round of the qualification process were placed in Pots 1 and 2 while the remaining teams which qualified during the third round were allocated to the remaining pots. As hosts, the United Arab Emirates were seeded into Pot 1. The 24 teams were drawn into six groups of four teams, with the hosts placed in position A1.[15] Four renowned Asian players: Ali Daei, Sun Jihai, Sunil Chhetri and Phil Younghusband were chosen for the seeds.[16]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 United Arab Emirates (81) (hosts)
 Iran (36)
 Australia (40)
 Japan (60)
 South Korea (61)
 Saudi Arabia (70)

 China PR (73)
 Syria (76)
 Uzbekistan (88)
 Iraq (88)
 Qatar (101)
 Thailand (122)

 Kyrgyzstan (75)
 Lebanon (79)
 Palestine (83)
 Oman (87)
 India (97)
 Vietnam (103)

 North Korea (112)
 Philippines (113)
 Bahrain (116)
 Jordan (117)
 Yemen (125)
 Turkmenistan (129)

Final draw

Teams were drawn consecutively into Group A to F. Unlike the UEFA Euro 2016 pot seeding, teams from each Pots in the AFC Asian Cup were assigned to the positions of their groups following by number orders of group stage, for example Pot 1 team were assigned to A1, and continued.

The draw resulted in the following groups:

Group A
Pos Team
A1  United Arab Emirates
A2  Thailand
A3  India
A4  Bahrain
Group B
Pos Team
B1  Australia
B2  Syria
B3  Palestine
B4  Jordan
Group C
Pos Team
C1  South Korea
C2  China PR
C3  Kyrgyzstan
C4  Philippines
Group D
Pos Team
D1  Iran
D2  Iraq
D3  Vietnam
D4  Yemen
Group E
Pos Team
E1  Saudi Arabia
E2  Qatar
E3  Lebanon
E4  North Korea
Group F
Pos Team
F1  Japan
F2  Uzbekistan
F3  Oman
F4  Turkmenistan

Squads

Each team must register a squad of minimum 18 players and maximum 23 players, minimum three of whom must be goalkeepers.[4]

Venues

Initially, after being awarded as host of the 2019 edition, the UAE had intended to finalize the number of stadiums into six, to serve for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Among six first stadiums, four stadiums went undisputed: Zayed Sports City Stadium and Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium and Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, with Al Ahli Stadium and DSC Stadium in Dubai. Later, two stadiums in Dubai were dropped due to financial problems and were replaced by Al-Maktoum Stadium and Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium also in Dubai.

In 2015, following the event of 2015 AFC Asian Cup, the AFC agreed to increase the number of teams from 16 to 24 after the UEFA Euro 2016 opted the same plan few years ago which was materialized. Hence, several new stadiums were about to be chosen and being rebuilt, in which Sharjah and Abu Dhabi won the rights to have two more stadiums serving the tournament. Sharjah Stadium and Al Nahyan Stadium were chosen aftermath, finalized the number of stadium to eight.

The eight venues to host matches are Zayed Sports City Stadium, Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium and Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium and Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, Al-Maktoum Stadium and Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, and Sharjah Stadium in Sharjah.[17]

Abu Dhabi
Zayed Sports City Stadium Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium Al Nahyan Stadium
Capacity: 43,620 (under expansion) Capacity: 42,056 (under expansion) Capacity: 12,000 (under expansion)
Gulf Cup (36).jpg Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium.JPG Al-Nahyan Stadium.jpg
Dubai
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium
Capacity: 12,000 (under expansion)
Dubai Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium 2.jpg
Dubai
Al-Maktoum Stadium
Capacity: 12,000 (under expansion)
Al Ain Sharjah
Hazza bin Zayed Stadium Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium Sharjah Stadium
Capacity: 25,965 (under expansion) Capacity: 16,000 (under expansion) Capacity: 11,073 (under expansion)
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium night.jpg Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium.jpg

Format

The tournament was expanded to 24 teams from the previous format of 16 teams, which had been used since 2004. Only the hosts will receive an automatic qualification spot, while the other 23 teams will qualify through a qualification tournament. 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. For the first time since a knockout stage was added to the competition in 1972, there will be no third place play-off. The format is exactly the one which was applied to UEFA Euro 2016, and is similar to the format of the 1986, 1990, and 1994 FIFA World Cups, except that the World Cup included a third place play-off.

Schedule

The AFC announced the official match schedule on 7 May 2018.[18][19] Zayed Sports City Stadium, one of three stadiums in Abu Dhabi, will stage both the opening match and the final. The match schedule itself will maximise the use of venues. At least five matches will be allocated to each venue, with every ground hosting at least one match in the knockout stage. The semi-finals will be played on different days in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. No city will host two matches on the same day – except in the final round of group stage matches when simultaneous kick-off is required.

Group stage

The top two teams of each group and the four best third-placed teams advance to the round of 16.

All times are local, GST (UTC+4).[20]

Tiebreakers

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings:[4]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are tied and they met in the last round of the group;
  8. Disciplinary points (yellow card = 1 point, red card as a result of two yellow cards = 3 points, direct red card = 3 points, yellow card followed by direct red card = 4 points);
  9. Drawing of lots.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United Arab Emirates (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Bahrain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 5 January 2019. Source: AFC
(H) Host.
United Arab Emirates  Match 1  Bahrain
Report
Thailand  Match 3  India
Report

Bahrain  Match 13  Thailand
Report
India  Match 15  United Arab Emirates
Report

United Arab Emirates  Match 25  Thailand
Report
India  Match 26  Bahrain
Report

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  Syria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Palestine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 January 2019. Source: AFC
Australia  Match 2  Jordan
Report
Syria  Match 4  Palestine
Report

Jordan  Match 14  Syria
Report
Palestine  Match 16  Australia
Report

Australia  Match 27  Syria
Report
Palestine  Match 28  Jordan
Report

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  China PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Kyrgyzstan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Philippines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 7 January 2019. Source: AFC
China PR  Match 5  Kyrgyzstan
Report
South Korea  Match 6  Philippines
Report

Philippines  Match 17  China PR
Report
Kyrgyzstan  Match 18  South Korea
Report

South Korea  Match 29  China PR
Report
Kyrgyzstan  Match 30  Philippines
Report

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Vietnam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Yemen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 7 January 2019. Source: AFC
Iran  Match 7  Yemen
Report
Iraq  Match 8  Vietnam
Report

Vietnam  Match 19  Iran
Report
Yemen  Match 20  Iraq
Report

Vietnam  Match 31  Yemen
Report
Iran  Match 32  Iraq
Report

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Lebanon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 8 January 2019. Source: AFC
Saudi Arabia  Match 9  North Korea
Report
Qatar  Match 12  Lebanon
Report

Lebanon  Match 21  Saudi Arabia
Report
North Korea  Match 22  Qatar
Report

Saudi Arabia  Match 35  Qatar
Report
Lebanon  Match 36  North Korea
Report

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  Uzbekistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Oman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Turkmenistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 9 January 2019. Source: AFC
Japan  Match 10  Turkmenistan
Report
Uzbekistan  Match 11  Oman
Report

Oman  Match 23  Japan
Report
Turkmenistan  Match 24  Uzbekistan
Report

Oman  Match 33  Turkmenistan
Report
Japan  Match 34  Uzbekistan
Report

Ranking of third-placed teams

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A Third place Group A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 B Third place Group B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C Third place Group C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Third place Group D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 E Third place Group E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 F Third place Group F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 5 January 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Disciplinary points; 5) Drawing of lots.[4]

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[4]

The specific match-ups involving the third-placed teams depend on which four third-placed teams qualified for the round of 16:[4]

Third-placed teams
qualify from groups
1A
vs
1B
vs
1C
vs
1D
vs
A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

Bracket

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                           
 
20 January – Hazza bin Zayed
 
 
Runner-up Group A
 
24 January – Mohammed bin Zayed
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Winner Match 38
 
20 January – Mohammed bin Zayed
 
Winner Match 39
 
Winner Group D
 
28 January – Hazza bin Zayed
 
3rd Group B/E/F
 
Winner Match 46
 
20 January – Al-Maktoum
 
Winner Match 45
 
Winner Group B
 
24 January – Al-Maktoum
 
3rd Group A/C/D
 
Winner Match 37
 
21 January – Sharjah
 
Winner Match 40
 
Winner Group F
 
1 February – Zayed Sports City
 
Runner-up Group E
 
Winner Match 49
 
22 January – Maktoum bin Rashid
 
Winner Match 50
 
Winner Group C
 
25 January – Zayed Sports City
 
3rd Group A/B/F
 
Winner Match 43
 
22 January – Al Nahyan
 
Winner Match 44
 
Winner Group E
 
29 January – Mohammed bin Zayed
 
Runner-up Group D
 
Winner Match 47
 
21 January – Zayed Sports City
 
Winner Match 48
 
Winner Group A
 
25 January – Hazza bin Zayed
 
3rd Group C/D/E
 
Winner Match 42
 
21 January – Sheikh Khalifa
 
Winner Match 41
 
Runner-up Group B
 
 
Runner-up Group F
 

Round of 16

Winner Group B Match 37 3rd Group A/C/D
Report

Runner-up Group A Match 38 Runner-up Group C
Report

Winner Group D Match 39 3rd Group B/E/F
Report

Winner Group F Match 40 Runner-up Group E
Report

Runner-up Group B Match 41 Runner-up Group F
Report

Winner Group A Match 42 3rd Group C/D/E
Report

Winner Group C Match 43 3rd Group A/B/F
Report

Winner Group E Match 44 Runner-up Group D
Report

Quarter-finals

Winner Match 37 Match 45 Winner Match 40
Report

Winner Match 38 Match 46 Winner Match 39
Report

Winner Match 43 Match 47 Winner Match 44
Report

Winner Match 42 Match 48 Winner Match 41
Report

Semi-finals

Winner Match 46 Match 49 Winner Match 45
Report

Winner Match 47 Match 50 Winner Match 48
Report

Final

Winner Match 49 Match 51 Winner Match 50
Report

Marketing

Logo and slogan

The official logo of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup was unveiled on 23 January 2017 in Abu Dhabi during the drawing ceremony for the third round of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification.[21] The colors used in the logo were derived from the flag of the UAE. The seven hexagons formed by colored ribbons represents the seven emirates of the host country. The interlacing hexagon pattern of the logo was inspired from Islamic art, as well as the old Emirati tradition of using palm leaves, locally known as saf, in weaving. The outer circle along with the geometric design within it symbolizes the sport of football.[22]

The slogan "Bringing Asia Together" (Arabic: "جمع آسيا معاً") was unveiled on 5 January 2018 with one year to go.

Match ball

The official match ball will be provided by Molten Corporation.[23] According from the AFC, the match ball will be known as Molten Acentec.[24]

Mascots

During the final draw on 4 May 2018, two mascots, Mansour and Jarrah, were unveiled. Mansour is a typical Arab football kid with lightning speed, while Jarrah is an Arabian falcon.[25]

Trophy

A new trophy, designed by Thomas Lyte, was unveiled at the final draw.[26]

Prize money

Total prize money pool for the tournament is 14,800,000 USD.[27] The champions will receive USD$5 million, the runners-up will receive USD$3 million, and the losing semi-finalists will receive USD$1 million. All 24 participating teams will also receive USD$200,000.[28]

Broadcasting

The tournament was broadcast live by around 80 TV channels covering the whole world.[29] 800 million people were expected to watch matches,[30] with the tournament reaching a potential TV audience of more than 2.5 billion people.[31] Below is the list of confirmed broadcasting right holders for 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Territory Channel Ref
 Arab League beIN Sports [29]
Asia-Pacific Fox International Channels [29]
 Australia Fox Sports, ABC [32]
 Brazil SporTV [29]
 China CCTV [33]
Europe Eurosport [29]
 Hong Kong Now TV [33]
 India Star Sports [33]
 Indonesia Sindo TV [33]
 Iran IRIB [33]
 Jordan Ammantv
 Japan TV Asahi, NHK BS1 [29]
 Malaysia TV3 [29]
 New Zealand Sky Sport [33]
North America ONE World Sports [29]
 South Africa SABC [33]
 South Korea JTBC, JTBC3 Fox Sports [29]
 Thailand Channel 7 [29]
 Philippines ABS-CBN Sports+Action [29]
 Uzbekistan SPORT-UZ [33]

Concerns and controversies

Attendance issues

Poor attendance records have been seen as a problem for the UAE, but Asian Cup officials are confident the tournament will attract significant numbers.[34]

References

  1. ^ "AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 stadiums and match dates confirmed". the-afc.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Asian Cup: Australia backed as future World Cup host by AFC general secretary". abc.net.au. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "ExCo approves expanded AFC Asian Cup finals". AFC. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "AFC Asian Cup 2019 Competition Regulations". AFC. 
  5. ^ "FIFA will move 2021 Confederations Cup from Qatar to different Asian country". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Maldives to host 2014 AFC Challenge Cup". AFC. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "New 60,000 stadium to be built in Dubai Sports City as part of 2019 Asian Cup bid". Arabian Industry.com. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Decision on next Asian Cup hosts unlikely before mid-2015". Yahoo! Eurosport UK. 29 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "United Arab Emirates to host 2019 AFC Asian Cup". the-afc.com. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "AFC Competitions Committee meeting". Asian Football Confederation. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2015" (PDF). AFC. 
  12. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2016–2018" (PDF). AFC. 
  13. ^ "AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Draw". AFC. 
  14. ^ "Draw sets stage for exciting AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019". AFC. 4 May 2018. 
  15. ^ "Seedings confirmed for UAE 2019 draw". Asian Football Confederation. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  16. ^ "AFC Asian Cup 2019: Constantine confident of progressing to knock-out stage". Goal. Retrieved 30 May 2018. 
  17. ^ "AFC ASIAN CUP UAE 2019 STADIUMS AND MATCH DATES CONFIRMED". the-afc.com. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Spotlight on the classic games at UAE 2019". AFC. 7 May 2018. 
  19. ^ "AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019's thrilling openers". AFC. 7 May 2018. 
  20. ^ "Match Schedule – AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019" (PDF). the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  21. ^ "Official Draw for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers Final Round and Logo Unveil Takes Place in Abu Dhabi". Yahoo!. PR Newswire. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ Logo Revealed". Asian Football Confederation. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "AFC appoints world-leading ball manufacturer Molten as official match ball supplier". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  24. ^ http://football-balls.com/ball-details/molten-acentec-official-match-ball-of-asian-cup-2019-in-uae
  25. ^ "Mansour and Jarrah unveiled as official mascots for AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019". AFC. 4 May 2018. 
  26. ^ "Dazzling new AFC Asian Cup trophy unveiled in Dubai". AFC. 4 May 2018. 
  27. ^ "AFC Asian cup 2019 prize money". Sportsmirchi. 
  28. ^ "Prize money to increase stakes at AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019". AFC. 4 May 2018. 
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Official broadcasters". afcasiancup.com. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  30. ^ "Publicity blitz set to boost Asian Cup attendances". theworldgame.sbs.com.au. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  31. ^ "Sydney and Newcastle to host 10 countries in AFC Asian Cup pool matches". destinationnsw.com.au. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  32. ^ "ABC, FOX SPORTS, Asian Cup LOC and FFA announce deal for free to air broadcast of Asian Cup Football". abc.net.au. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  33. ^ a b c d e f g h "Channels Telecasting Asian Cup 2015". tsmplay.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  34. ^ "UAE awarded hosting rights for 2019 Asian Cup". thenational.ae. 9 March 2015. 

External links

  • AFC Asian Cup, the-AFC.com
  • AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, stats.the-AFC.com
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2019_AFC_Asian_Cup&oldid=853316526"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_AFC_Asian_Cup
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "2019 AFC Asian Cup"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA