The teams have been drawn into six groups of four teams each. The blue tigers have already kicked off their campaign with a massive win against Thailand and are confident of getting the trophy home. Top two teams from each group and the four third-placed teams will progress to the knockout stages.
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This time 24 countries will take part in the competition to be crowned the champions of Asia. Australia are the defending champions coming into this tournament after winning the previous edition in This is India's fourth participation in the Asian Cup. They finished as runners-up in but have failed to get past the group stage in their last participation.
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The the tournament will see participation from 24 teams from across the continent. These 24 teams have been divided into six groups of four teams. Aided by steely resolve Kim Clijsters defies age, injuries and personal loss to embark on remarkable sporting comeback.
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For the first time, the Asian Cup final tournament was contested by 24 teams, having been expanded from the team format that was used from to Under this new format, the finalists would contest a group stage consisting of six groups of four teams, followed by a knockout stage of 16 teams. The host nation qualified for the final tournament automatically, while the remaining 23 places were determined among the other 45 national teams of the AFC through a qualifying competition running from topart of which also served as part of the FIFA World Cup qualification process for the confederation.
Jump to navigation. A total of 24 teams, including Asia's 15th-ranked team, India, will play in the tournament, which will host as many teams for the first time in its history. The edition played in Australia saw only 16 teams battling for continental supremacy. Each team will play their group mates in a single-legged round-robin group stage.