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Greetings from Arabia


Welcome to Qatar!
The 15th installment of the Asian cup is going to be held in Qatar from the 7th till the 29th of January. This is the second time Qatar is hosting the competition ie second time Qatar is bringing sexy back...(Yeah!)

This is post an introduction post to the  competition and the participating teams.





16 teams: ( Reason for Qualification in brackets)

   Qatar  (Hosts)
   Iraq (2007 Asian Cup winners)
  Saudi Arabia (2007 Asian Cup runners up)
  South Korea (2007 Asian Cup third place)
  India (2008 AFC Challenge Cup winners)
  Uzbekistan (Group C runners up)
  Syria (Group D winners)
  Iran (Group E winners)
  China (Group D runners up)
  Japan (Group A winners)
  Bahrain (Group A runners up)
  United Arab Emirates (Group C winners)
  North Korea (2010 AFC Challenge Cup winners)
  Australia (Group B winners)
  Kuwait (Group B runners up)
  Jordan (Group E runners up)


5 venues:

Khalifa International Stadium:
(Opening Ceremony and game between Qatar and Uzbekistan will be held here)




Qatar SC Stadium:
Capacity- 20,000



Al-Gharafa Stadium:
Capacity- 25,000



Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium:
Capacity- 17,000




Al-Rayyan Stadium:
Capacity- 25,000



The Groups:

Group A
Qatar
Kuwait
China PR
Uzbekistan

Group B
Saudi Arabia
Japan
Jordan
Syria

Group C
South Korea
Australia
India
Bahrain

Group D
Iraq
North Korea
United Arab Emirates
Iran

The Official Match Ball:

Nike Total 90 Tracer
( Also the official match ball for La Liga, The English Premiere League and Serie A season 2010/2011):




Shukran (Thank you) for your time!
 

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