The United Arab Emirates was announced as the host for the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia on 9th March Having won the previous competition inAustralia asian cup live score the defending champions going into the tournament. Follow the live commentary of the India v Bahrain match. The upcoming competition sees 24 teams competing in the AFC Asian Cup, which is an expansion of the usual team set-up. Only the hosts will receive asian cup live score automatic qualification spot, while the other 23 teams were determined among the other 45 national teams through a qualifying competition, running from March to Marchin which the first two rounds also served as part of the FIFA World Cup qualification process for the AFC. At the finals, the 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams each.