Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium
اِسْتَاد خَلِيْفَة بِن زَايِد
|Location||Al Ain, Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi, the UAE|
|Owner||Al Ain FC|
|Operator||Al Ain FC|
|Field size||105 x 68|
|Renovated||2002 & 2018|
|UAE national football team|
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.
The stadium is used mostly for football matches, 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.
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)
|Uzbekistan||Round of 16||6,809|