Gulf-heavyweights Saudi Arabia and minnows North Korea commence their respective campaigns of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in Dubai. Saudi Arabia and North Korea are paired alongside Lebanon and 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar in Group E of the competition.
North Korea themselves were at the World Cup just 9 years ago. However, they haven’t won any of their last 10 matches in Asia Cups. All 23 players in their squad play in the DPR Korea League including goalkeeper Ri Myong-guk who’s won 100 caps for his country. He’s the only member of their squad who was at South Africa 2010.
Saudi Arabia’s star man Salem Al-Dawsari was on show at the World Cup in the summer as they were eliminated in the group stages with just 3 points. Saudi Arabia will go far in this tournament and are expected to start with a win here in Dubai.
For the first time ever, twenty-four nations will compete in the pan-Asian competition instead of the usual sixteen. As such two additional groups have been added and the two best teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams will progress in the tournament.
When and where will the Saudi Arabia Vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup 2019 take place?
Saudi Arabia vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Group E match will start at 09:30 PM IST on January 8 at Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai.
Which channel will telecast Saudi Arabia Vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup 2019 match?
Saudi Arabia vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup 2019 match will be broadcasted on Star Sports.
How to Watch the live streaming of the Saudi Arabia Vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup 2019 online?
The live online streaming of Saudi Arabia Vs North Korea, AFC Asian Cup 2019 will be available in India on Hotstar web with the subscription, while the game can be streamed for free on mobile app of Hotstar.