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Soccer: AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011 Schedule

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will hold Asia’s national team championship, the AFC Asian Cup 2011, from January 7th to 29th in Qatar. With many well-known European-based players such as Tim Cahill (Australia and Everton), Shinji Kagawa (Japan and Borussia Dortmund) and Park Ji Sung (South Korea and Manchester United) participating, the tournament is expected to earn much attention from soccer fans worldwide.

In preparation for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011, here are the tournament groups, full 32-game schedule and information on how to watch the matches.

Group A
China, Kuwait, Qatar, Uzbekistan

Group B
Japan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria

Group C
Australia, Bahrain, India, South Korea

Group D
Iran, Iraq, North Korea. United Arab Emirates

 

Where to Watch
Free highlights and pay per view match broadcasts will be available at the AFC video website. ESPN STAR Sports has acquired the television rights to the tournament in Asia. For the U.S., One World Sports acquired the rights through World Sport Group, the AFC’s exclusive marketing and media partner.

One World Sports has licensed the full event to iN DEMAND, which will distribute the football tournament to Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter, Mediacom and a host of other U.S. affiliates; DISH Network; and Avail/TVN, which includes AT&T and Verizon FiOS among its affiliates. Matches can be purchased on a per-game basis through Pay-Per-View. Broadband coverage will be available live via One World Sports Broadband. Mobile coverage is on Verizon Wireless V CAST Video.

Match Schedule
All times shown are local. There is a nine hour time difference between Qatar time and United States Eastern Time.

Group A

#
Date
Match
Venue
1
07 January
2011 19:15
QATAR-UZBEKISTAN
Khalifa
Stadium
2
08 January
2011 16:15
KUWAIT-CHINA
P.R.
Al Gharafa
Stadium
9
12 January
2011 16:15
UZBEKISTAN-KUWAIT
Al Gharafa
Stadium
10
12 January
2011 19:15
CHINA
P.R.-QATAR
Khalifa
Stadium
17
16 January
2011 19:15
QATAR-KUWAIT
Khalifa
Stadium
18
16 January
2011 19:15
CHINA
P.R.-UZBEKISTAN
Al Gharafa
Stadium

Group B

#
Date
Match
Venue
3
09 January
2011 16:15
JAPAN-JORDAN
Qatar
Sports Club Stadium
4
09 January
2011 19:15
SAUDI
ARABIA-SYRIA
Al Rayyan
Stadium
11
13 January
2011 16:15
JORDAN-SAUDI
ARABIA
Al Rayyan
Stadium
12
13 January
2011 19:15
SYRIA-JAPAN
Qatar
Sports Club Stadium
19
17 January
2011 16:15
SAUDI
ARABIA-JAPAN
Al Rayyan
Stadium
20
17 January
2011 16:15
JORDAN-SYRIA
Qatar
Sports Club Stadium

Group C

#
Date
Match
Venue
5
10 January
2011 16:15
INDIA-AUSTRALIA
Al Sadd
Stadium
6
10 January
2011 19:15
KOREA
REPUBLIC-BAHRAIN
Al Gharafa
Stadium
13
14 January
2011 16:15
AUSTRALIA-KOREA
REPUBLIC
Al Gharafa
Stadium
14
14 January
2011 19:15
BAHRAIN-INDIA
Al Sadd
Stadium
21
18 January
2011 16:15
KOREA
REPUBLIC-INDIA
Al Gharafa
Stadium
22
18 January
2011 16:15
AUSTRALIA-BAHRAIN
Al Sadd
Stadium

 

Group D

#
Date
Match
Venue
7
11 January
2011 16:15
DPR
KOREA-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Qatar
Sports Club Stadium
8
11 January
2011 19:15
IRAQ-I.R.
IRAN
Al Rayyan
Stadium
15
15 January
2011 16:15
I.R.
IRAN-DPR KOREA
Qatar
Sports Club Stadium
16
15 January
2011 19:15
UNITED
ARAB EMIRATES-IRAQ
Al Rayyan
Stadium
23
19 January
2011 19:15
IRAQ-DPR
KOREA
Al Rayyan
Stadium
24
19 January
2011 19:15
UNITED
ARAB EMIRATES-I.R. IRAN
Qatar
Sports Club Stadium

Quarter-Finals

#
Date
Match
Venue
25
21 January
2011 16:25
Winner
Group B-Runner Up Group A
Al Gharafa
Stadium
26
21 January
2011 19:25
Winner
Group A-Runner Up Group B
Khalifa
Stadium
27
22 January
2011 16:25
Winner
Group C-Runner Up Group D
Al Sadd
Stadium
28
22 January
2011 19:25
Winner
Group D-Runner Up Group C
Qatar
Sports Club Stadium

Semi-Finals

#
Date
Match
Venue
29
25 January
2011 16:25
Winner
QF2-Winner QF4
Al Gharafa
Stadium
30
25 January
2011 19:25
Winner
QF1-Winner QF3
Khalifa
Stadium

Third Place

#
Date
Match
Venue
31
28 January
2011 18:00
Loser
SF1-Loser SF2
Al Sadd
Stadium

Final

#
Date
Match
Venue
32
29 January
2011 18:00
Winner
SF1-Winner SF2
Khalifa
Stadium