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Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium

Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium (Arabic: اِسْتَاد خَلِيْفَة بِن زَايِد‎, romanizedIstād Ḵalīfah Bin Zāyid) is a multi-purpose stadium in Al Ain, the United Arab Emirates.[4]

Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium
اِسْتَاد خَلِيْفَة بِن زَايِد
Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium.jpg
LocationAl Ain, Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi, the UAE
CoordinatesCoordinates: 24°12′26″N 55°45′59″E / 24.207291°N 55.766333°E / 24.207291; 55.766333
OwnerAl Ain FC
OperatorAl Ain FC
Capacity12,000[1]
Field size105 x 68
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1971[1][3]
Renovated2002 & 2018[2]
Tenants
UAE national football team

HistoryEdit

 
Match between Australia and Syria during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, with Jabal An-Naqfah in the background

One of the prominent events to be staged on this stadium was the Group E matches of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship and the stadium also hosted some matches from the 1996 AFC Asian Cup.[citation needed]

The stadium is used mostly for football matches,[5] and is one of the home grounds of Al Ain FC. The stadium underwent a renovation in 2002 and increased its capacity to 12,000 people and as of the 2006/2007 season all the Al Ain team matches are played in this stadium. The stadium went through another significant upgrade and renovation, to prepare for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, hosted in the UAE.[citation needed]

2019 AFC Asian CupEdit

Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium hosted six games of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, including a Round of 16 match.

Date Time Team No. 1 Resolution Team No. 2 Round Attendance
7 January 2019 15:00   China PR 2–1   Kyrgyzstan Group C 1,839
10 January 2019 17:30   Jordan 2–0   Syria Group B 9,152
13 January 2019 15:00   North Korea 0–6   Qatar Group E 452
15 January 2019 17:30   Australia 3–2   Syria Group B 10,492
17 January 2019 17:30   Japan 2–1   Uzbekistan Group F 7,005
21 January 2019 18:00   Australia 0–0 (aet)
(4–2 PSO)
  Uzbekistan Round of 16 6,809

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2019 AFC Asian Cup Welcome Guide". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ KBZS
  3. ^ About Us
  4. ^ Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, World Stadiums.
  5. ^ Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium Al Ain, Soccerway

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