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Top 10 attendances from AFC Asian Cup 2023

Published at :February 15, 2024 at 4:26 PM
Modified at :February 15, 2024 at 4:26 PM
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Alen Philip Mathew

This AFC Asian Cup edition saw some staggering numbers in terms of attendances.

The 2023 AFC Asian Cup marked its 18th edition with an exhilarating display of football prowess. Hosted by Qatar, the tournament saw thrilling matches, stunning goals, and fervent support from fans across the continent. Among the many captivating aspects of the event, the attendance figures stood out, reflecting the immense popularity and fervour for the sport. Here are the top 10 attendance highlights from the event.

10. Palestine vs. United Arab Emirates: Group C Fixture

In a group stage match on 18th January 2024, Palestine battled the United Arab Emirates at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with an own goal by Nasser for Palestine and a goal by Adil for the United Arab Emirates. The stadium witnessed a substantial crowd of 41,986, highlighting the widespread interest in the tournament.

9. Saudi Arabia vs. Oman: Group F Fixture

Saudi Arabia faced Oman in a group-stage encounter on 16th January 2024, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan. Saudi Arabia secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Oman in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 41,987, demonstrating the competitive spirit of the tournament.

8. Saudi Arabia vs. South Korea: Round of 16

In a fiercely contested round of 16 match on 30th January 2024, Saudi Arabia clashed with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan. The match ended in a thrilling 1-1 draw after extra-time, with South Korea emerging victorious in the penalty shootout (4-2). The stadium witnessed a sizable turnout of 42,389 spectators.

7. Syria vs. India: Group B Fixture

Syria faced India in a group-stage match on 23rd January 2024, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. Syria emerged victorious with a 1-0 win in front of an energetic crowd of 42,787, showcasing the diverse support for teams participating in the tournament.

6. Jordan vs. South Korea: Semi-final

The semi-final clash between Jordan and South Korea on 6th February 2024, at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, witnessed Jordan’s dominance as they secured a convincing 2-0 victory over South Korea. The stadium was filled with 42,850 passionate supporters rallying behind their respective teams.

5. Tajikistan vs. Qatar: Group A Fixture

In a group stage encounter on 17th January 2024, Tajikistan faced Qatar at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. Qatar secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Tajikistan in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 57,460, setting the tone for their successful campaign.

4. Qatar vs. Uzbekistan: Quarter-final

The quarter-final showdown between Qatar and Uzbekistan on 3rd February 2024, at the Al Bayt Stadium, witnessed a thrilling contest that ended in a 1-1 draw after extra-time. Qatar emerged triumphant in the penalty shootout, winning 3-2. The stadium was packed to capacity with 58,791 fervent fans.

3. Qatar vs. Palestine: Round of 16

On 29th January 2024, Qatar clashed with Palestine in a round of 16 encounter at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. Qatar secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Palestine in front of a roaring crowd of 63,753, displaying unwavering support for the host nation.

2. Qatar vs. Lebanon: Opening game

The tournament kicked off with a bang on 12th January 2024, as Qatar faced Lebanon at the Lusail Stadium. Qatar showcased their dominance with a convincing 3-0 victory over Lebanon. The stadium was filled with an impressive attendance of 82,490 eager football enthusiasts.

1. Jordan vs. Qatar: AFC Asian Cup Final

The grand finale took place on 10th February 2024, at the Lusail Stadium. Qatar emerged victorious, defeating Jordan with a scoreline of 3-1. Akram Afif was the hero for Qatar, netting three goals from three penalty kicks. The electrifying atmosphere drew a staggering crowd of 86,492, making it the most attended match of the tournament.

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