Asian Cup 2023 schedule: Fixtures, results, schedule for Qatar 2024 AFC tournament

External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar visited Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at Al Rayyan in Doha. Qatar is hosting FIFA WC 2022 .

The 2023 AFC Asian Cup kicks off in Qatar on January 12 to retain the title they won in the UAE in 2019.

The tournament will feature most of the same stadiums used to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but they will be looking to perform better on the continental stage after being eliminated from the group stages of this FIFA tournament.

Traditional AFC Asian Cup power Japan is expected to be a major force in 2024, along with former winners South Korea and Australia. With stars like Son Heung-min and Wataru Endo on the show, there is sure to be a lot of interest.

AFC Asian Cup 2023 format

The 2023 AFC Asian Cup features 24 teams for the second consecutive tournament after opting to expand from 16 ahead of the 2019 edition.

Teams are divided into six groups of four (A-F), with the top two teams from each mini-league automatically qualifying for the Round of 16 knockout stage.

As this process only confirms 12 spots, the remaining four knockout spots will be awarded to the best third-place teams as decided by the tiebreak criteria below.

  • Total points over three group games
  • Group-stage goal difference
  • Group-stage goals scored
  • Lowest disciplinary points total
  • Drawing of lots

From the Round of 16 onwards, all matches are single-elimination knockout, with 30 minutes of extra time and penalties a possibility if scores are tied after 90 minutes of regulation.

The quarterfinals will be followed by two semifinals and a final, but there will be no third-place playoff.

2023 AFC Asian Cup fixtures, schedule, results, standings

The group stages were confirmed in May 2023 with hosts Qatar already pre-selected in Group A. The path through the knockout stages to the final is already confirmed and detailed below.

Results and table will be updated after each matchday from January 12.

Group A

Team GP Win Draw Loss GS GA Points
Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 0
China 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tajikistan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lebanon 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Date Match
Jan. 12 Qatar vs. Lebanon
Jan. 13 China vs. Tajikistan
Jan. 17 Lebanon vs. China
Jan. 17 Tajikistan vs. Qatar
Jan. 22 Qatar vs. China
Jan. 22 Tajikistan vs. Lebanon

Group B

Team GP Win Draw Loss GS GA Points
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uzbekistan 0 0 0 0 0 0
India 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syria 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Date Match
Jan. 13 Australia vs. India
Jan. 13 Uzbekistan vs. Syria
Jan. 18 Syria vs. Australia
Jan. 18 India vs. Uzbekistan
Jan. 23 Australia vs. Uzbekistan
Jan. 23 Syria vs. India

Group C

Team GP Win Draw Loss GS GA Points
Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0
UAE 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 0 0
Palestine 0 0 0 0 0 0
Date Match
Jan. 14 UAE vs. Hong Kong
Jan. 14 Iran vs. Palestine
Jan. 18 Palestine vs. UAE
Jan. 19 Hong Kong vs. Iran
Jan. 23 Iran vs. UAE
Jan. 23 Hong Kong vs. Palestine

Group D

Team GP Win Draw Loss GS GA Points
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vietnam 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Date Match
Jan.14 Japan vs. Vietnam
Jan. 15 Indonesia vs. Iraq
Jan. 19 Iraq vs. Japan
Jan. 19 Vietnam vs. Indonesia
Jan. 24 Japan vs. Indonesia
Jan 24 Iraq vs. Vietnam

Group E

Team GP Win Draw Loss GS GA Points
South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malaysia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bahrain 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Date Match
Jan 15 South Korea vs. Bahrain
Jan 15 Malaysia vs. Jordan
Jan 20 Jordan vs. South Korea
Jan 20 Bahrain vs. Malaysia
Jan 25 South Korea vs. Malaysia
Jan 25 Jordan vs. Bahrain

Group F

Team GP Win Draw Loss GS GA Points
Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyrgyzstan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oman 0 0 0 0 0 0
Date Match
Jan 16 Thailand vs. Kyrgyzstan
Jan 16 Saudi Arabia vs. Oman
Jan 21 Oman vs. Thailand
Jan 21 Kyrgyzstan vs. Saudi Arabia
Jan 25 Saudi Arabia vs. Thailand
Jan 25 Kyrgyzstan vs. Oman

2023 AFC Asian Cup knockout stage schedule

Round of 16

Match No. Date Fixture
37 Jan. 28 1st Group B vs. 3rd Group A/C/D
38 Jan. 28 2nd Group A vs. 2nd Group C
39 Jan. 29 1st Group D vs. 3rd Group B/E/F
40 Jan. 29 1 Group A vs. 3rd Group C/D/E
41 Jan. 30 2nd Group B vs. 2nd Group F
42 Jan. 30 1st Group F vs. 2nd Group E
43 Jan. 31 1st Group E vs. 2nd Group D
44 Jan. 31 1st Group C vs. 3rd Group A/B/F

Quarterfinal

Match No. Date Fixture
QF. 1 Feb. 2 Winner of Match 38 vs. Winner of Match 39
QF. 2 Feb. 2 Winner of Match 37 vs. Winner of Match 42
QF. 3 Feb. 3 Winner of Match 44 vs. Winner of Match 43
QF. 4 Feb. 3 Winner of Match 40 vs. Winner of Match 41

Semifinal

Date Fixture
Feb 6. Winner of QF 1 vs. Winner of QF 2
Feb 7. Winner of QF 3 vs. Winner of QF 4

Final

Date Fixture
Feb 10. Winner of Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2

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