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The Asian Football Confederation's 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals will be held in Qatarmarker in January 2011. It will be the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup.

On 5 November 2008 it was announced that Qatar’s leading telecom company Qtel will sponsor the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and the AFC Champions League from 2009–2012.

Host selection

Qatarmarker, Indiamarker and Iranmarker all lodged interest in hosting the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, while Australia also considered making a late bid. Qatar officially submitted their bid on June 19, 2007, while India withdrew their interest and Iran failed to submit proper documentation for their bid on time.

Qatar was announced as host nation on July 29 2007, during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Jakartamarker, Indonesiamarker. Due to FIFA regulations stating that confederation events can be hosted either in January or July, and July being peak summer heat in the Middle East, it was also announced that the tournament will be held in January of that year.

The AFC announced that the host of the Asian Cup will be rotated to either East Asia or South East Asia for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

Venues

Members of the AFC Organising Committee for AFC Asian Cup 2011 have agreed the use of five stadiums for the 2011 tournament.

City Venue Capacity
Dohamarker Khalifa International Stadiummarker 50,000
Dohamarker Al-Gharafa Stadiummarker 25,000
Ar Rayyanmarker Ahmed bin Ali Stadiummarker 25,000
Dohamarker Qatar SC Stadiummarker 19,000
Dohamarker Jassim Bin Hamad Stadiummarker 15,000


Qualification

The teams which finish first, second and third in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, and the host nation for the 2011 competition, shall receive automatic byes to Finals. The AFC Challenge Cup shall act as the qualification competition for the 17 eligible countries within the emerging and developing category of member associations. The winners of the AFC Challenge Cup competitions in 2008 and 2010 shall qualify automatically to the 2011 AFC Asian Cup Finals. Should the champions of 2008 and 2010 be the same team, then the runners-up from AFC Challenge Cup 2010 shall qualify along with the champion.

Qualified teams

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1
00Hosts 0329 July 2007 017 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2007)
012007 AFC Asian Cup winner 0025 July 2007 036 (1972, 1976, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
022007 AFC Asian Cup runner-up 0125 July 2007 027 (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
032007 AFC Asian Cup third place 0228 July 2007 0011 (1956, 1960, 1964, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
042008 AFC Challenge Cup winner 0313 August 2008 062 (1964, 1984)
05Group C qualifier 0418 November 2009 054 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
06Group D qualifier 0418 November 2009 054 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1996)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year


The Draw

The draw for the AFC Asian Cup 2011 will be held in April, 2010 in Doha, Qatar. In addition, Qatar are to be seeded among the top group.

Groups

Group A

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References

  1. Sponsorship announcement
  2. Qatar formally submits Asian Cup 2011 bid
  3. India withdraw 2011 AFC Asian Cup interest


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