Asian Cup 2019 semi-final, Jan 28
January 28, 2019 -- The AFC Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates enters the semi-final stage, in which the remaining four teams compete to be crowned continental champions.
The first contest features Iran against Japan, at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, with both teams defending unbeaten records in the tournament.
Japan, who are aiming to secure a fifth Asia Cup title, defeated Saudi Arabia and Vietnam in the last 16 and quarter-finals respectively, while Iran are yet to concede in the entire tournament and have racked up five impressive victories, including a 3-0 triumph over China in their quarter-final clash.
The final will be held at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, on February 1, 2019.