Draw for 2011 Asian Cup

DOHA, April 23, 2010 (AFP) - The draw made here Friday for the 2011 Asian Cup finals to be held between January 7-29 in Qatar:

Group A: Qatar, Kuwait, China, Uzbekistan

Group B: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Japan

Group C: South Korea, India, Bahrain, Australia

Group D: Iraq, North Korea, UAE, Iran

The top two teams from each group will progress to the knockout stages following round-robin play.

Jan 7: Qatar v Uzbekistan

Jan 8: Kuwait v China; Vietnam v UAE

Jan 9: Japan v Jordan; Saudi Arabia v Syria

Jan 10: India v Australia; South Korea v Bahrain

Jan 11: North Korea v UAE; Iraq v Iran

Jan 12: China v Qatar; Uzbekistan v Kuwait

Jan 13: Syria v Japan; Jordan v Saudi Arabia

Jan 14: Bahrain v India; Australia v South Korea

Jan 15: Iran v North Korea; UAE v Iraq

Jan 16: Qatar v Kuwait; China v Uzbekistan

Jan 17: Jordan v Syria' Saudi Arabia v Japan

Jan 18: Australia v Bahrain; South Korea v India

Jan 19: UAE v Iran; Iraq v North Korea

Jan 20: rest day

Jan 21: Quarter-finals

1st Group A v 2nd Group B; 1st Group B v 2nd Group A

Jan 22: Quarter-finals

1st Group C v 2nd Group D; 1st Group D v 2nd Group C

Jan 23: rest day

Jan 24: rest day

Jan 25: Semi-finals

QF1 v QF3; QF2 v QF4

Jan 26: rest day

Jan 27: rest day

Jan 28: Third-place playoff

Jan 29: Final

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