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AFC Asian Cup 2015 Teams, Groups, Fixtures and Schedule

The 16th edition of AFC Asian Cup has been scheduled to be played from 9 to 31st January in Australia. This is the first occasion when Asian Football Confederation (AFC) games are being hosted outside the Asia and Australia is hosting the tournament for the first time ever. Five Australian cities are hosting 2015 AFC Asian Cup in which 16 teams are participating. Champion of the cup will qualify for 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup at Russia.

2015 AFC Asian Cup schedule, fixtures, teams and groups.

Teams

Japan was the title defending champion in AFC Asian Cup 2015 and they were knockout in the quarterfinal match where UAE beat them by 5-4 in the penalty shootout. There were 16 teams participating in the tournament. The following teams were qualified for 16th AFC Asian Cup

  1. Australia
  2. Japan
  3. South Korea
  4. North Korea
  5. Bahrain
  6. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Oman
  9. Uzbekistan
  10. Qatar
  11. Iran
  12. Kuwait
  13. Jordan
  14. Iraq
  15. China PR
  16. Palestine

Groups

The 16 playing teams were categorized in four groups. Hosts Australia was in group A whereas defending champion Japan was in group D.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Australia Uzbekistan Iran Japan
South Korea Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Jordan
Oman China PR Qatar Iraq
Kuwait North Korea Bahrain Palestine

Fixtures

The inaugural match of 2015 AFC Asian Cup was hosted at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne. Australia beat Kuwait by 4-1 in the opening game of tournament. Final game will be played on 31 January at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

Group Matches

DATE MATCH FIXTURE VENUE
9 January 2015 Match 1 Australia vs Kuwait Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
10 January 2015 Match 2 South Korea vs Oman Canberra Stadium, Canberra
10 January 2015 Match 3 Uzbekistan vs North Korea Stadium Australia, Sydney
10 January 2015 Match 4 Saudi Arabia vs China PR Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
11 January 2015 Match 5 Iran vs Bahrain Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
11 January 2015 Match 6 UAE vs Qatar Canberra Stadium, Canberra
12 January 2015 Match 7 Japan vs Palestine Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle
12 January 2015 Match 8 Jordan vs Iraq Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
13 January 2015 Match 9 Kuwait vs South Korea Canberra Stadium, Canberra
13 January 2015 Match 10 Oman vs Australia Stadium Australia, Sydney
14 January 2015 Match 11 North Korea vs Saudi Arabia Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
14 January 2015 Match 12 China PR vs Uzbekistan Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
15 January 2015 Match 13 Bahrain vs UAE Canberra Stadium, Canberra
15 January 2015 Match 14 Qatar vs Iran Stadium Australia, Sydney
16 January 2015 Match 15 Palestine vs Jordan Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
16 January 2015 Match 16 Iraq vs Japan Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
17 January 2015 Match 17 Australia vs South Korea Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
17 January 2015 Match 18 Oman vs Kuwait Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle
18 January 2015 Match 19 Uzbekistan vs Saudi Arabia Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
18 January 2015 Match 20 China PR vs North Korea Canberra Stadium, Canberra
19 January 2015 Match 21 Iran vs UAE Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
19 January 2015 Match 22 Qatar vs Bahrain Stadium Australia, Sydney
20 January 2015 Match 23 Japan vs Jordan Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
20 January 2015 Match 24 Iraq vs Palestine Canberra Stadium, Canberra

Knockout Stage

Quarter-finals

22 January 2015 Match 25 South Korea vs Uzbekistan Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
22 January 2015 Match 26 China PR vs Australia Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
23 January 2015 Match 27 Iran vs Iraq Canberra Stadium, Canberra
23 January 2015 Match 28 Japan vs UAE Stadium Australia, Sydney

Semi-Finals

26 January 2015 Match 29 South Korea vs Iraq Stadium Australia, Sydney
27 January 2015 Match 30 Australia vs UAE Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle

Third Place

30 January 2015 Match 31 Iraq vs UAE Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle

Final

31 January 2015 Match 32 South Korea vs Australia Stadium Australia, Sydney

See more: AFC Asian Cup 2015 Points Table

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