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January 5-February 1, 2019 -- AFC Asian Cup 2019 takes place in United Arab Emirates. For the first time, the tournament will be contested by 24 teams, with a total of 51 matches played at eight venues over four weeks. The final will be held at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, on February 1, 2019.
Host nation United Arab Emirates will open the tournament against Bahrain in Abu Dhabi on January 5. Reigning champions Australia begin their campaign against Jordan, 2015 finalists South Korea face competition debutants Philippines, while Yemen and Kyrgystan will also be making their tournament debuts in 2019.