Japan vs Qatar: Asian Cup Final 2019 - TV, time, when, how, where...
All you need to know about the 2019 Asian Cup Final in Abu Dhabi which takes place on Friday 1 February in the Zayed Sports City Stadium.
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The Asian Cup 2019 has seen 50 games come and go. We have had thrills and skills, shocks and surprises, fan elation and shoe-throwing discontent. Now we are down to the final two teams, and we're here to give you all the key information you need to know...
When and where is the 2010 Asian Cup final?
The final is being played on Friday 1 February 2019 and kick-off is at 18:00 local time (15:00 CET, 09:00 EST). It is being held in the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, a venue with a capacity of 45,000 people, the largest in the UAE. You can check the time in your country here.
Who is playing in the final?
Japan and Qatar will take to the field for the showpiece match in Abu Dhabi. This is the fifth Asian Cup Final for Hajime Moriyasu's side - and they have won the previous four they were in - while Spanish manager Felix Sanchez takes his team into their debut final.
How did Japan and Qatar reach the final?
After making it out of Group F with three wins out of three (Uzbekistan, Oman, Turkmenistan), Japan overcame Saudi Arabia in the round of the last 16 with just a single goal scored. It was the same scoreline in the quarter-final against Vietnam and then a clinical performance saw them put three goals past a very decent Iran side with no reply.
الحمدالله الي النهائي و افرحي يا قطر من حقج 😭🇶🇦♥️😍🔥🔥🔥🔥♥️🇶🇦♥️♥️♥️ pic.twitter.com/cl57oKKuW7— Basam Hisham Al rawi (@basam_97) 29 January 2019
Qatar also dropped no points in their group, leaving behind Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and North Korea with a +10 goal difference. Then came a 1-0 victory over Iraq and the same result against South Korea in the quarters. Almost mirroring their final opponents throughout the competition, a well-deserved 4-0 win over hosts UAE gave them a chance to make history. Note UAE lodged a complaint over Qatar the day before the final, Thursday, arguing they fielded an ineligible line-up.
How can I watch Japan vs Qatar?
The Asian Cup Final will be broadcast on several networks around the globe and you can check the appropriate channels in your country here.
Are AS English covering the final
Just like the vast majority of the games in the Asian Cup, AS English will be bringing you build-up and live coverage of the final. You'll not miss out on any of the action, team news, interviews, and gossip, and we'll stay with it through to penalties if required.
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