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 also being introduced from the quarter-final stage.
The report offers a summary of the tournament, which was held across eight stadiums in four cities, from the opening match between hosts United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, to the grand finale, where Qatar beat Japan 3-1 to clinch their first-ever AFC Asian Cup title.
The man behind Qatar’s success, head coach Felix Sanchez, shares his thoughts on his side’s momentous achievement in the report. The Spaniard further comments on the final match with the Samurai Blue, praising the Al Annabi for their amazing performance.
The Technical Study Group further examined the strategies deployed by Asia’s best through various statistical analyses.
Individual team profiles and their performance statistics, along with the team’s key features are also presented in the report.
The report also breaks down the tournament’s social media engagement, as UAE 2019 recorded over 890.2 million interactions through the tournament’s digital platform.
It shattered the record set in the 2015 edition in Australia, nearly doubling the 434 million TV viewership for that tournament.
Click on the link to view the technical report: AFC ASIAN CUP UAE 2019 TECHNICAL REPORT AND STATISTICS