May 06 2018
At the draw ceremony for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, India's captain Sunil Chhetri appeared to have picked the best group possible for his team.
Meanwhile Iran, Iraq, Vietnam and Yemen are in Group D, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and North Korea are in Group E, while four-time champions Japan, Uzbekistan, Oman and Turkmenistan are in Group F. Kyrgyzstan and China are ranked 75 and 73 in the FIFA World Rankings while South Korea are head and shoulders above the trio at 61.
India will play 2 games in Abu Dhabi and one game will be played at Sharjah.
Much will be expected of the UAE, who host the tournament for only the second time in their history, despite a relatively modest start to 2011 Asian Cup-winner Alberto Zaccheroni's tenure.
"The World Cup is massively important in laying a platform for the Asian Cup", added the man who left his post as Western Sydney Wanderers assistant to take up his position as Postecoglou's assistant months before their 2014 AFC Champions League triumph over Al Hilal. He scored two goals out of three by his team in the 2011 edition in Doha.
India coach Stephen Constantine said: "I think it's a group that gives us expectations. I am pleased to announce tonight that the prize money for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 will total nearly 15 million dollars and the winners of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 will collect 5 million dollars".
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Meanwhile, Rafael Lovato Jr. locked in an armbar on Gerald Harris to get a victory a little over a minute into their bout. The win sets up Fedor in a semi-final bout against Chael Sonnen , which should be entertaining for the build up alone.
"I believe that we can qualify for the knockout stages".
The next Asian Cup is the first to feature 24 teams.
Defending champions Australia will renew their rivalry with Syria at the Asian Cup finals after being drawn alongside the Middle Eastern nation on Friday for next year's tournament. Additionally, the new trophy for the competition was presented. Instead, they have been clubbed with hosts UAE in Group A, along with Thailand and Bahrain.
A year ago, India's rise in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings sparked optimism that the team placed 97th cannot only qualify for the Asian Cup, but also surprise a few stronger nations.
Shaikh Salman said: "Since 1956 we have had the same trophy and in keeping with the new and exciting future of the competition, the AFC chose to commission a new trophy, one that captures the excitement and drama of the tournament ahead".
The Philippine Azkals have a tough group waiting for them when they begin their historic first ever AFC Asian Cup campaign in early 2019.
May 05 2018
Conte eyes win over Liverpool to boost Chelsea's top-four hopes
Conte informs the press his squad has no injury concerns and has his say on ex-Chelsea player Mohamed Salah's remarkable season. He wants to help his players during the game. "With Oxlade-Chamberlain out, we haven't got lots of central midfield players".
May 04 2018
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May 03 2018
China trade spat 'inspired by evil practices,' says Ross
The U.S. trade deficit with the Asian nation has grown too big and is "inspired by evil practices", he said. The U.S.is coming to the table with a laundry list of complaints about how China controls its markets.
May 03 2018
$100 billion share buyback boosts Apple's shares
Apple's share in the Indian smartphone market has stagnated to 3 percent over the recent quarters. Individually, the App Store, Apple Music , iCloud, and Apple Play all achieved record revenues .
May 03 2018
Seoul says troop withdrawal not linked to treaty
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday, Moon said he wants the U.N.to observe the closure of the Punggy-ri test site. Seoul appears to be moving quickly to show the North it will follow through on the commitments it made during the summit.
May 02 2018
'Amazon Effect' Could Increase Housing Prices In Boston
The online retail giant announced Tuesday that it will take over an office space in Seaport Square . Now Amazon.com Inc. may give Canada's costliest market another boost.
May 02 2018
Ronny Jackson will not return as Trump's physician, Politico reports
Tester and Chairman Johnny Isakson had released a statement voicing concerns about Jackson. Speaking of the president's genetics, Jackson said, "Some people have just great genes".
May 02 2018
North Korea will SHUT nuke test site next month
We're not going to make promises. "Things are going very well, time and location of meeting with North Korea is being set". The unified time zone was meant to ease communication between the South and US, Yoon said.
May 01 2018
The Tinder Fire Has Forced Evacuations In The Clear Creek Area
Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) has activated an Emergency Operations Center in support of the Tinder Fire . Authorities believe Arizona wildfires are human-caused, but the official cause is still under investigation .
Apr 30 2018
Nuclear deal fails to modify Iran's behaviour: Pompeo
Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire during recent violent protests along border between Israel and Gaza. Pompeo is the highest ranking USA official to meet with the North Korean dictator.
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