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Little teams, big deeds. UAE 2019 is opening up a whole new football eco-system

By Paul Nicholson in Abu Dhabi

January 10 – The 17th and biggest ever Asian Cup currently being hosted in the UAE completed its first round of group games yesterday. Expanded from 16 to 24 teams, this is a competition that is opening a remarkable new world of football frontiers. It has spotlighted countries too often on the periphery of global football and is generating stories, new legend and football history every day.

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