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AFC Asian Cup 2019 tickets go on sale - Sport Industry Insider (press release)

Organisers have confirmed that AFC Asian Cup 2019 tickets have gone on sale as of 12pm GST on Monday, July 30, ahead of January's continental tournament in the UAE. Asia's biggest football competition returns to the Emirates for the first time since ...

UAE ready to host biggest AFC Asian Cup in history - Khaleej Times

Next January, the UAE will host the AFC Asian Cup - 23 years after the country hosted the 11th edition of the tournament in 1996. And for the first time ever, the tournament will see the continent's 24 teams in action. From 2004 to 2015, there were 16 ...

Saudi Arabia seek something special in UAE 2019 - Ghanasoccernet.com

The AFC Asian Cup title won in 1996, also hosted by the United Arab Emirates, was the third time Saudi Arabia emerged champions and after their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign, the Green Falcons will surely be a team to watch in UAE 2019. Photos: FIFA ...

Iran's Ali Daei AFC Asian Cup Top Scorer - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

Team Melli legend Daei leads this race with an impressive total of 14 AFC Asian Cup goals. Daei was the top scorer in his maiden continental appearance in 1996, netting eight goals; a record for any player in a single AFC Asian Cup tournament. Half of ...

Asian Cup 2019 draw lines up regional giants for UAE showdown - Inside World Football

May 5 – Asia's leading sides learned their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup UAE 2019 group stage opponents on Friday, when the competition's official draw was held at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. ... He was top scorer the last time the ...

Daei Confident Iran Will Win AFC Asian Cup Title - Financial Tribune

In emerging top scorer in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup, also hosted by the UAE, Daei hit four of his tournament haul of eight goals in the 6-2 win over South Korea in the quarterfinals. “There was a Korean player who was playing in Germany at that time and ...

Iran Discovers Opponents at AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

The host nation will be looking to improve on its second place finish the last time the competition was held in the UAE in 1996, but will face formidable opponents in India and Thailand who complete the cast in Group A. Meanwhile defending champion ...

UAE to face Bahrain in 2019 Asian Cup opener - Gulf Today

Dubai: After more than three years of qualifying suspense, Asia's best 24 teams finally discovered their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Group Stage challengers on Friday in a grand spectacle at the UAE's iconic Burj Khalifa. Hosts UAE, who were positioned in ...

Iran learn fate at AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 - Tehran Times

After more than three years of qualifying suspense, Asia's best 24 teams finally discovered their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Group Stage challengers on Friday. In a grand spectacle at the United Arab Emirates Burj Khalifa, hosts UAE, who were positioned in ...

Iran Legend Ali Daei to Attend AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Final Draw - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

Islamic Republic of Iran's Ali Daei, who was top scorer the last time the tournament was held in the UAE in 1996, former China PR and Manchester City star Sun Jihai, current stars India's Sunil Chettri and Philip Younghusband from the Philippines will ...

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Daei believes Iran's wait will end - Persian Football

In emerging topscorer in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup, also hosted by the United Arab Emirates, Daei hit four of his tournament haul of eight goals in the 6-2 win over Korea Republic in the quarter-finals. “There was a Korean player who was playing in ...

AFC Asian Cup: Iran holds three records - Persian Football

Ali Daei holds the record for most goals scored in the AFC Asian Cup, with the Iranian striker's 14 goals coming between 1996 and 2004, including a record eight in the 1996 edition. Finally, the highest official attendance recorded at the continental ...

Get to know the qualified nations for Asian Cup 2019 - Goal.com

The UAE will participate in the 2019 Asian Cup as hosts, and this will be their 10th participation in the Asian Cup. They have never won the trophy before, but reached the final in 1996 where they lost to Saudi Arabia on penalties 4-2 after a 0-0 draw ...

Indian football retains Constantine as coach ahead of AFC Asian Cup 2019 - The News Minute

"The members felt that the Indian senior national men's team met the dual strategic objectives of AIFF by qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 as well as by consistently achieving a top 15 FIFA ranking amongst Asian countries in the recent past ...

AFC Asian Cup - The Official Home of Asian Football

The Islamic Republic of Iran won their second of three successive titles in Thailand in 1972. Japan were crowned continental champions for the first time on home soil in 1992. Saudi Arabia rejoice in winning their third AFC Asian Cup in 1996 in the ...

Flashback: Widodo Putro's Screamer Announces Indonesia's AFC Asian Cup Arrival - Ghanasoccernet.com

... cross floated in from the right, Widodo Putro adjusted his body and, eyes firmly fixed on the ball, perfectly executed the most acrobatic of overhead kicks to give Indonesia the lead against Kuwait in their maiden AFC Asian Cup match on December 4 ...

500 days to go until the Asian Cup UAE - EsquireMe

Well, in 500 days that is about to change as kick-off to UAE-hosted AFC Asian Cup has begun. Since previously hosting the event in 1996, the UAE team has ascended to be a major contender in Asian football's biggest event - even finishing third, two ...

500 days until UAE hosts Asian Cup - gulfnews.com

... 2019 Asian Cup began on Wednesday. The event returns to the UAE for only the second time since 1996 and will be the biggest ever with 24 teams — eight more than 2015. ... “With the expansion of teams able to experience the atmosphere of the finals ...

My Life Totally Changed after Transfer to Germany: Ali Daei - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

“That match (6-2 win over South Korea in 1996 AFC Asian Cup) changed my sporting life because after that, I was transferred to Germany and my life totally changed,” Daei, who finished the tournament as top scorer with eight goals, told the-AFC.com ...

FIFA ranking: Indian football team up to 96, achieve best position in 21 years - Hindustan Times

The Indian national football team achieved its best FIFA ranking since February 1996 as they were placed at No.96 in the latest rankings released on Thursday. In the process, India are currently 12th in Asian Football Confederation (AFC). India's best ...

The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between 4 and 21 December. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi As the Runners-up, U.A.E. represented the AFC in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup because Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as host.

1996 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996
كأس آسيا 1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup logo.svg
Logo of the 1996 Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host country  UAE
Dates 4 – 21 December
Teams 12
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (3rd title)
Runners-up  United Arab Emirates
Third place  Iran
Fourth place  Kuwait
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 80 (3.08 per match)
Attendance 448,000 (17,231 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Ali Daei (8 goals)
Best player Iran Khodadad Azizi
Best goalkeeper Saudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Deayea
Fair play award  Iran
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The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between 4 and 21 December. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi As the Runners-up, U.A.E. represented the AFC in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup because Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as host.