Qatar World Cup ‘holy ground’ Lusail Stadium to be the venue for the AFC Asian Cup Opening and Finals

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup opening and finals, which will be held in Doha, Qatar in January and February next year, will be held at Lusail Stadium, where the 2022 Qatar World Cup final was held.카지노

The AFC Asian Cup Organizing Committee said on the 21st (Korean time), “The Asian Cup schedule has been changed. The opening and final matches will be held at Lusail Stadium, which can accommodate 88,000 spectators.”

The tournament kicks off with the opening game between Qatar and Lebanon on January 12 next year at 7:00 pm (local time), and the final will be held on February 10 at 6:00 pm. In particular, Lusail Stadium was the venue for the Qatar World Cup final between Argentina and France last year.

At that time, the two countries exchanged 3 goals each for 120 minutes until regular time and overtime, and Argentina rose to the top in the ensuing penalty shootout after 36 years. In particular, Lionel Messi, who scored multiple goals to lead Argentina to the championship, held both the championship trophy and the Golden Ball, the best player award.

Initially, the opening and finals of the Asian Cup were intended to be held at Albaite Stadium (capacity: 68,000) located in Alkor, somewhat far from Doha, rather than Lusail Stadium, but in terms of symbolism, the much larger Lusail Stadium was finally selected.

The organizers of the tournament said, “Seven World Cup stadiums, including Lusail, Albayte, Aljanub, Altumama, Ahmad bin Ali, Education City, and Khalifa International Stadium, and two stadiums, including Jasim bin Hamad and Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, which are used as home stadiums for Qatar Stars League clubs. The competition will be held at the stadium,” he said.

Korea, which is trying to win the championship for the first time in 63 years since 1960, competes in Group E with Jordan, Bahrain and Malaysia.

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