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Month-long AFC Asian Cup returns in the UAE

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Oct. 23, 18 | 9:21 am

The AFC Asian Cup is a premier international sporting event held once every four years to crown the football champions of Asia. This January, the competition returns to the UAE with the highest number of participating nations, representing the broadest tournament field in history and the largest sporting event ever hosted in the region.

The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 embodies the motto of “Bringing Asia Together” with 24 teams competing together over a full month of world-class football action—51 games in 8 stadiums across 4 host cities: Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah.

From the Far East to the Middle East, for first-timers and diehard fans, more teams and more matches promise more excitement, emotion and opportunities to encompass the massive scope of a united Asia.

The AFC Asian Cup is a premier international sporting event held once every four years to crown the football champions of Asia. This January, the competition returns to the UAE with the highest number of participating nations, representing the broadest tournament field in history and the largest sporting event ever hosted in the region.

The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 embodies the motto of “Bringing Asia Together” with 24 teams competing together over a full month of world-class football action—51 games in 8 stadiums across 4 host cities: Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah.

From the Far East to the Middle East, for first-timers and diehard fans, more teams and more matches promise more excitement, emotion and opportunities to encompass the massive scope of a united Asia.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of Asian football and one of the six Confederations making up FIFA.

Formed in 1954 in Manila on the sidelines of the second Asian Games, the AFC was sanctioned by FIFA in Berne, Switzerland on June 21 of that year.

The AFC is now headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and consists of 46 Member Associations and one Associate Member Association (The Northern Mariana Islands). Led by the AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, the AFC launched its Vision and Mission on January 28, 2016.

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