2019 AFC Asian Cup Final

2019 AFC Asian Cup Final
Qatar - Japan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 56.jpg
The Qatar team holds the Asian Cup trophy
Event2019 AFC Asian Cup
Date1 February 2019 (2019-02-01)
VenueZayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Man of the MatchAkram Afif (Qatar)[1]
RefereeRavshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)[2]
Attendance36,776[3]
WeatherClear
24 °C (75 °F)
53% humidity[4]
2015
2023

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup Final was a football match which determined the winner of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of the Asian Football Confederation. The match was held at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 1 February 2019 and was contested by Japan and Qatar.

Japan had won in each of its four previous AFC Asian Cup finals, while Qatar were playing in their first, which they managed to reach without conceding a goal in the prior six matches. Qatar won the final 3–1 for their first AFC Asian Cup title, scoring twice in the first half and earning a late penalty in the second half. For Japan, this was their first defeat in an Asian Cup final. Qatari fans were largely unable to attend the tournament due to the ongoing Qatar diplomatic crisis.

Venue

The Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi hosted the final

Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the largest stadium in the United Arab Emirates, hosted the Asian Cup Final. The 43,000-seat stadium was built in 1980 and is primarily used by the Emirati national football team.[5][6] Zayed Sports City was the host of the 1996 Asian Cup Final and 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship final, as well as several FIFA Club World Cup finals, most recently in 2018.[7][8] The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority solicited independent bids in 2015 to build a 60,000-seat stadium to host the Asian Cup final,[9] but Zayed Sports City Stadium was announced in 2017 as the venue for the opening match and final.[10]

Other Languages