Amateur footballers are being called upon to participate in a prestigious once-in-a-lifetime community tournament that will replicate the upcoming 24-nation AFC Asian Cup.

Ahead of the main event in January, the Local Organising Committee has invited football fans to get involved by signing up for the fun-filled seven-a-side tournament. With the tournament mirroring the group stage and knockout format of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, football fans will come together throughout the country as they battle to be crowned champions of the Asian Community Cup.

Teams and individual footballers can sign up for the tournament, selecting their home nation or country of choice to represent throughout the tournament, which will consists of 25-minute matches for squads comprising 12 players.

Registration is now open to everybody aged 18 and older. The Abu Dhabi qualifying matches will be played at Zayed Sports City starting 16 November until the finals on 19 January.

To register for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Community Tournament visit or email