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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 18 January 2019

Asian Cup 2019: Complete guide to group stage fixtures and locations

A rundown of the eight stadiums and which of the 36 group matches they will be hosting

Zayed Sports City Stadium will host five games in the group stages of the Asian Cup. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Zayed Sports City Stadium will host five games in the group stages of the Asian Cup. Chris Whiteoak / The National

The 2019 Asian Cup, which is being hosted by the UAE, kicks off on Saturday January 5.

There are 24 teams competing in what is the largest staging of the tournament, with matches played at eight stadiums across the Emirates.

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Sharjah will all host games, with 36 matches taking place in the group stages, which run from January 5 until January 17.

Here is a rundown on what games will be played at each stadium during the opening round of the competition.

Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi

January 5, Group A, UAE v Bahrain, 8pm

January 8, Group D, Iraq v Vietnam, 5.30pm

January 10, Group A, UAE v India, 8pm

January 13, Group F, Oman v Japan, 5.30pm

January 17, Group E, Saudi Arabia v Qatar, 8pm

Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi

January 6, Group A, Thailand v India, 5.30pm

January 9, Group F, Japan v Turkmenistan, 3pm

January 12, Group D, Vietnam v Iran, 3pm

January 16, Group C, South Korea v China, 5.30pm

Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

January 7, Group D, Iran v Yemen, 8pm

January 11, Group C, Philippines v China, 5.30pm

January 15, Group B, Palestine v Jordan, 5.30pm

January 17, Group F, Oman v Turkmenistan, 5.30pm

Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai

January 7, Group C, South Korea v Philippines, 5.30pm

January 10, Group A, Bahrain v Thailand, 3pm

January 12, Group E, Lebanon v Saudi Arabia, 8pm

January 16, Group D, Iran v Iraq, 8pm

Rashid Stadium, Dubai

January 8, Group E, Saudi Arabia v North Korea, 8pm

January 11, Group B, Australia v Palestine, 3pm

January 13, Group F, Turkmenistan v Uzbekistan, 8pm

January 16, Group C, Kyrgyzstan v Philippines, 5.30pm

Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain

January 6, Group B, Australia v Jordan, 3pm

January 9, Group E, Qatar v Lebanon, 8pm

January 11, Group C, South Korea v Kyrgyzstan, 8pm

January 14, Group A, UAE v Thailand, 8pm

January 16, Group D, Vietnam v Yemen, 8pm

Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain

January 7, Group C, China v Kyrgyzstan, 3pm

January 10, Group B, Syria v Palestine, 5.30pm

January 13, Group E, North Korea v Qatar, 3pm

January 15, Group B, Australia v Syria, 5.30pm

January 17, Group F, Japan v Uzbekistan, 5.30pm

Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah

January 6, Group B, Syria v Palestine, 8pm

January 9, Group F, Uzbekistan v Oman, 5.30pm

January 12, Group D, Yemen v Iraq, 5.30pm

January 14, Group A, India v Bahrain, 8pm

January 17, Group E, Lebanon v North Korea, 8pm

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