12/23/2018 3:52:01 PM (GMT+3)

Asian Cup trophy reaches Dubai

Asian Cup trophy reaches Dubai

DOHA: The exquisite new AFC Asian Cup trophy landed in Dubai, UAE, after travelling nearly 25,000km across several major Asian cities.

Finding its way to the Emirates Group HQ Building at the Dubai International Airport, the new silverware was greeted by representatives from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the UAE 2019 Local Organising Committee as well as long-time AFC partners, Emirates Airlines.

“The trophy tour for the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup was truly an epic journey as this was the first time a new trophy has been commissioned in over 62 years of the tournament’s proud history,” said AFC Tournament Director Shin Man Gil said.

“We see our partnership with the AFC as an opportunity to connect with football fans in our home, the UAE, as well as audiences across Asia who are cheering on their national teams,” said Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer for Emirates.