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Technical Report for 2019 AFC Asian Cup – UAE published!

The Technical Report and Statistics for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup held in the United Arab Emirates is now available on the-AFC.com! The 17th edition of the Continental championship was the biggest-ever AFC Asian Cup with an expansion from 16 to 24 teams, with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system …

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Five expressions of interest received for hosting 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup!

Following an invitation to all member associations (MAs) to express their interest in submitting a bid to host the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup, eight member associations have responded before the deadline of May 21, 2019. While three MAs have expressed their interest in bidding individually, the remaining five wish …

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AFC DEC issues USD$150,000 fine on UAE FA!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee has sanctioned the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) with a fine of USD$150,000 following the incidents that occurred during their 2019 AFC Asian Cup semifinal match against Qatar on January 29 at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu …

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The AFC dismisses UAE FA protest against Qatari players!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee on Friday, February 1 dismissed the protest lodged by the United Arab Emirates Football Association over the eligibility of two Qatar players. This decision comes after the UAE FA claimed that Almoez Ali and Bassam Al Rawi were not eligible to …

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UAE 2019 Schools Programme inspires a generation!

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup – UAE schools programme has inspired the next generation of footballers with the engagement initiative reaching its conclusion this week during a final educational event at GEMS Primary School in Fujairah. Over 125,000 children and young people from 150 schools participated in the programme over …

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VIDEO – DW: Can the AFC Asian Cup serve as a blueprint for Qatar 2022?

Is everything about football in the Gulf money-related? Or is there a real football culture – just as Qatar is getting ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup? Is it fun to watch football in the desert sands? The AFC Asian Cup was the perfect opportunity for Kick off reporter …

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Volunteers set new record at UAE 2019 with over 500,000 hours of dedication!

From family members to lifelong friends, the diverse pool of volunteers taking part in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup have dedicated over 500,000 hours to support the largest-ever edition of the Continental showpiece, setting a record of unrivalled support. With the competition increasing from 32 to 51 matches, the team …

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AFC Technical Team follows 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the UAE!

They won’t be playing, coaching or refereeing, but the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Technical team will contribute to AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 by producing the official Technical Report and selecting the winners of the competition’s awards. The AFC’s team, known as Technical Study Group (TSG), are an experienced group …

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VIDEO – The Quint: India’s Sunil Chhetri – We didn’t deserve to lose!

India’s hopes of securing their maiden knockout berth at the AFC Asian Cup will have to wait after going down 0-2 to UAE at Abu Dhabi on Thursday, January 10. Speaking after the game, India captain Sunil Chhetri said that his side didn’t deserve to lose.

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VIDEO – 2019 AFC Asian Cup: India 0-2 UAE post-match press conference!

Yesterday after the Group A match between India and United Arab Emirates which the UAE won 2-0, both the coaches spoke to the media at the press conference about the match. India coach Stephen Constantine was a bit down after India missed so many chances to score. Meanwhile United Arab …

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