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India captain Sunil Chhetri with coach Stephen Constantine

Asia's most prestigious worldwide football competition will kick-off in the UAE on January 5, 2019.

Football fans around the globe will witness a stunning new trophy lifted by the champions of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 at the iconic Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Feb.1, 2019.

Speaking at the draw, Chhetri said: "The AFC Asian Cup is an enormous opportunity for us and we are looking forward to it".

This is only the fourth time India will participate in the Asian Cup.

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Graham Arnold's Socceroos will face familiar foes in their defence of the Asian Cup at next year's tournament in the United Arab Emirates. Of particular disappointment to them would be drawing Bahrain from Pot 4, when there were at least three teams in it that India would have considered beatable.

The new trophy was unveiled by Sheikh Salman and former UAE global Zuhair Bakheet during the Final Draw. Australia, South Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Japan were drawn in Groups B, C, D, E and F respectively.

That is the lesson the Philippine Men's National Football Team learned following the 2019 AFC Asian Cup draw Friday night at the Armani Hotel in Dubai.

The tough draw came two days after the Azkals were placed in Group B of the AFF Suzuki Cup alongside defending champion Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and victor of the qualification round playoff between Timor Leste and Brunei.

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Iran, at 36, the highest-ranked Asian team in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, has drawn Iraq, Vietnam and Yemen.

After a long wait, the Azkals were drawn in Group C with Kyrgyzstan, China and South Korea.

The group also includes Palestine and Jordan. The tie sure will be exciting, following last time's controversial quarter final encounter.

Former parts of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan and debutantes Turkmenistan will also feature in one group.

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