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.

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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.

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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.

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

Group A

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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

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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

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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

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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

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