Dubai: Australia, who joined the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in 2006, has modified the site of the game within the district, specifically when they raised their first Asian Cup on home earth 4 years in the past in 2015.
Now, the traditional powerhouses of Asian soccer along with Japan, Iran, and South Korea are aiming to regain their glory in the approaching 2019 AFC Asian Cup, for you to begin inside the UAE on Saturday.
It is not clean for the Socceroos to hold their title after the Asian Cup is to be elevated from 16 to 24 teams for the first time.
Japan, the maximum successful united states in Asian Cup history, is considered because the favourites to take the throne from Australia.
The four-time champions (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011) had an impressive overall performance at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, in which they misplaced an exciting quarterfinal to Belgium 3-2.
After Keisuke Honda, Makoto Hasebe and Gotoku Sakai announced their retirement, Japan's teach Hajime Moriyasu commenced to construct a fresh-searching group by means of leaving Leicester city striker Shinji Okazaki and Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa out of his 23-guy squad.
Iran, the top-ranked (29) Asian crew in FIFA have been stopped within the quarterfinals in the past three Asian Cups, the crew Mellie is searching ahead to finishing their forty three-year trophy droughts.
South Korea has ensured a top-three end in every of the last three Asian Cups. but they have got no longer claimed the trophy ever when you consider that prevailing the primary Cups in 1956 and 1960.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min is to hold South Korea's wish to put a stop to their fifty nine-year waits, and China may be the biggest mission inside the organization level the 2019 Asian Cup.