Planning a Football Trip to 2019 AFC Asian Cup, it starts today but there is still time to plan your Football Trip.
The 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation. It will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 5 January to 1 February 2019.
The weather is perfect at the moment with temperatures between 25 degrees and 30 degrees and a little cooler at night.
Flights to Abu Dhabi are around £300 at the moment, flying in or out of London or £375 from Manchester. Flights to Dubai are even less between £200 and £300.
Hotels are available from between £50 and £100 a night for a double room in a good hotel
In 2019 the Asian Cup will be held across eight different stadia in four different cities across the United Arab Emirates
Each of the venues will stage at least three group stage games and a knockout round tie each. The breakdown of venues and games can be seen in the table below.
|1||UAE (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|2||Thailand||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|3||India||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible knockout stage|
|January 5, 2019||UAE vs Bahrain||11am||Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 6, 2019||Thailand vs India||1:30pm||Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah|
|January 10, 2019||Bahrain vs Thailand||1:30pm||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 10, 2019||India vs UAE||4pm||Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai|
|January 14, 2019||UAE vs Thailand||1:30pm||Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 14, 2019||India vs Bahrain||1:30pm||Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain|
|1||Australia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|2||Syria||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|3||Palestine||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible knockout stage|
|January 6, 2019||Australia vs Jordan||11am||Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain|
|January 6, 2019||Syria vs Palestine||3:30pm||Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah|
|January 10, 2019||Jordan vs Syria||1:30pm||Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain|
|January 11, 2019||Palestine vs Australia||11am||Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai|
|January 15, 2019||Australia vs Syria||1:30pm||Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain|
|January 15, 2019||Palestine vs Jordan||1:30pm||Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|1||South Korea||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|2||China PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|3||Kyrgyzstan||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible knockout stage|
|January 7, 2019||China PR vs Kyrgyzstan||11am||Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 7, 2019||South Korea vs Philippines||1:30pm||Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah|
|January 11, 2019||Philippines vs China PR||1:30pm||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 11, 2019||Kyrgyzstan vs South Korea||4pm||Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai|
|January 16, 2019||South Korea vs China PR||1:30pm||Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 16, 2019||Kyrgyzstan vs Philippines||1:30pm||Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain|
|1||Iran||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|2||Iraq||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|3||Vietnam||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible knockout stage|
|January 7, 2019||Iran vs Yemen||4pm||Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 8, 2019||Iraq vs Vietnam||1:30pm||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 12, 2019||Vietnam vs Iran||11am||Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 12, 2019||Yemen vs Iraq||1:30pm||Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah|
|January 16, 2019||Vietnam vs Yemen||4pm||Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain|
|January 16, 2019||Iran vs Iraq||4pm||Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai|
|1||Saudi Arabia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|2||Qatar||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|3||Lebanon||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible knockout stage|
|January 8, 2019||Saudi Arabia vs North Korea||4pm||Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai|
|January 9, 2019||Qatar vs Lebanon||4pm||Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain|
|January 12, 2019||Lebanon vs Saudi Arabia||4pm||Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai|
|January 13, 2019||North Korea vs Qatar||11am||Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain|
|January 17, 2019||Saudi Arabia vs Qatar||4pm||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 17, 2019||Lebanon vs North Korea||4pm||Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah|
|1||Japan||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|2||Uzbekistan||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockouts|
|3||Oman||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible knockout stage|
|January 9, 2019||Japan vs Turkmenistan||11am||Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 9, 2019||Uzbekistan vs Oman||1:30pm||Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah|
|January 13, 2019||Oman vs Japan||1:30pm||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 13, 2019||Turkmenistan vs Uzbekistan||4pm||Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai|
|January 17, 2019||Oman vs Turkmenistan||1:30pm||Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|January 17, 2019||Japan vs Uzbekistan||1:30pm||Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain|
The last day of the group stage is January 17, with the knockout stage commencing on January 20 – a last 16 will be followed by quarter-finals, semi-final and a final in Abu Dhabi.
Early bird tickets for the Asian Cup went on sale on June 28 for corporate tickets and general sale tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.
Most tickets will be sold in advance online, but ‘last-minute’ tickets for games that have not already sold out will also be available to buy during the tournament at sales centres in the UAE.