Qatar Football Association submits bid to host AFC Asian Cup in 2027, top bidder to be announced in 2021
Qatar, also hosts of the next World Cup in 2022, previously staged the Asian Cup, the continent's top national team competition, in 1988 and 2011
India midfielder Anirudh Thapa says he won't trade his goal in 2019 Asia Cup match against Thailand for Kohinoor diamond
Last year on this day, India kicked off their campaign in the continental tournament with a 4-1 drubbing of Thailand, and also getting into the scoresheet was Thapa
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says anything is possible in football after India hold Qatar to goalless draw
While Qatar are still leading the pack with four points from two matches, India are currently at the fourth spot with one point from two matches
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac says Oman tie is 'not going to be easy' but his team will aim for win
Igor Stimac, who took charge of the team in May, predicted a tough match on Thursday, considering that India has not won any official match against Oman.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Udanta Singh says qualifying matches will be 'real test' for Indian football team
Winger Udanta Singh says the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches will be a real test for the Indian football team but the recent good performances, especially in the Asian Cup, will give the players confidence to take on the best in the continent.
Copa America 2019: Qatar set for tough test in South America after establishing themselves as continental heavyweights in Asia
There is little doubt that Qatar have bridged the gap with the Asian top, but the Copa America will mark the first time the marauding Maroons play against world class opposition in a competitive setting.
China was all but confirmed as the host nation of the next Asian Cup tournament in 2023 after the only other bidders South Korea withdrew from the process.
The rights deal in Britain was the result of a lack of interest from broadcasters and concerns from the AFC that streaming the tournament on YouTube would make it too easy for a feed to be pirated in regions where rights are valuable — particularly the Middle East.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Confederation promises 'thorough investigation' after Qatar's victory in hostile semi-final
Plastic water bottles pelted the turf and several shoes were hurled, an Arab insult, as Qatar celebrated the second goal in Tuesday's 4-0 rout of the tournament hosts in Abu Dhabi
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Ashkan Dejagah score as title-favourites Iran dispatch Oman to enter quarters
Beanpole goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand saved from the spot before goals from Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Ashkan Dejagah in Abu Dhabi sent Iran through to face China
AFC Asian Cup 2019: How India can qualify for Round of 16 and who would be their potential opponents
Ahead of India's final AFC Asian Cup group game against Bahrain, here's a look at how the Blue Tigers can qualify for the Round of 16 and who could be their potential opponents.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Iran, Iraq power into Asian Cup knockout phase with easy wins ahead of next week's showdown
Iran and Iraq will meet in Dubai on Wednesday to decide who tops Group D in a repeat of their combustible quarter-final of 2015, which Iraq won on penalties.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: South Korea attacking midfielder Lee Jae-sung doubtful for Kyrgyz Republic clash due to toe injury
South Korea attacking midfielder Lee Jae-sung is a doubt for Friday’s Asian Cup Group C match against Kyrgyzstan due to a toe injury, according to the Korea Football Association (KFA).
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Favourites Iran avoid early wobble; troubled Yemen take solace in flashes of brilliance
After making an ideal start, Iran head towards tougher assignments that will test their credentials at pre-tournament favourites Iraq. As for Yemen, it’s all about enjoying and absorbing the atmosphere of this platform before heading back to the abyss in their homeland.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Thailand sack head coach Milovan Rajevac after stunning defeat to India in opener
Milovan Rajevac's assistant, Sirisak Yodyathai, will take over as interim head coach for the tournament.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Heroic Sunil Chhetri inspires India to shock 4-1 victory over Thailand in opener
Sunil Chhetri's brace and goals from Anirudh Thapa and substitute Jeje Lalpekhlua completed the rout to leave India as unlikely group leaders.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Defending champions Australia stunned by Jordan to slump to worst ever start in competition
Australia, who had 76 percent of possession but only six shots on target, were undone by Anas Bani-Yaseen's powerful first-half header.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: From South Korea's Son Heung-min to Japan's Maya Yoshida, top players to watch out for in UAE
Five players likely to catch the eye at the Asian Cup, which starts on Saturday in Abu Dhabi:
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India coach Stephen Constantine says he believes in abilities of players not their ages
Stephen Constantine on Friday made it clear that he believes in the ability of his players and not their ages, saying he can foresee a team which can serve Indian football for the next 10 years.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India will face their toughest test against host nation UAE, says former defender Gouramangi Singh
India start their AFC Asian Cup campaign on 6 January when they take on Thailand. They will play UAE on 10 January followed by the match against Bahrain on 14 January.