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UAE 2019: All You Need to Know

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Abu Dhabi: Previews, Features, Lists, and History. The legends, the stadiums, the squads and the players that matter are all covered in our guide to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.

With the Continental showpiece about to kick-off, we have collected all our preview content; group previews, venue guides, all-time XI, ones to watch, top ten lists and full squads are all ready, in one place for your enjoyment.

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Group Previews

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F

Venue guides


UAE 2019 - Your Host Cities

Abu Dhabi



Al Ain

AFC Asian Cup all-time XI

Experts' AFC Asian Cup Best XI

Fans' AFC Asian Cup Best XI

Ten of the best


Young stars

Goal threats

Group stage match-ups

Ones to watch

Group A

Ali Mabkhout (UAE)

Chanathip Songkrasin (Thailand)

Abdulla Helal (Bahrain)

Sunil Chhetri (India)

Group B

Sameh Maraaba (Palestine)

Musa Al Taamari (Jordan)

Andrew Nabbout (Australia)

Omar Khribin (Syria)

Group C

Lee Jae-sung (Korea Republic)

Wu Lei (China PR)

Phil Younghusband (Philippines)

Anton Zemlianukhin (Kyrgyz Republic)

Group D

Bashar Resan (Iraq)

Nguyen Quang Hai (Vietnam)

Alireza Jahanbakhsh (IR Iran)

Ala Al Sasi (Yemen)

Group E

Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia)

Akram Afif (Qatar)

Hassan Matouk (Lebanon)

Jong Il-gwan (DPR Korea)

Group F

Odiljon Xamrobekov (Uzbekistan)

Jameel Al Yahmadi (Oman)

Altymyrat Annadurdyyew (Turkmenistan)

Shoya Nakajima (Japan)


In this series, we discover the host nation through the eyes of expats from across the continent:

The Qanun Player (Syria)

The Abra Captain (India)

The Chado Teacher (Japan)

The Restaurateur (Uzbekistan)

Squad guide

From Altymyrat Annadurdyyev to Zheng Zhi, all the 552 players representing 24 nations. All the names, jersey numbers, positions, club teams and dates of birth are in one place. Check out the complete 2019 AFC Asian Cup final squads.

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