Asian Cup live stream: How to watch Qatar 2023 online from anywhere, free streams, teams, fixtures, song, mascot

Xu Bin of China's national soccer team lets out a roar of excitement as he celebrates a goal prior to the 2024 Asian Cup – aka Qatar 2023
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Watch Asian Cup 2023 live streams

Every Asian Cup game is available to watch live on Paramount Plus in the US, Canada and Australia (7-day free trial), while lucky soccer fans Down Under can enjoy every Socceroos match (plus the semi-finals and final) for FREE on streaming service 10Play. Football fans in India can watch via FanCode. 

Full information on how to watch Asian Cup 2023 live streams, wherever you are, just below. 

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Dates: Jan 12 – Feb 10, 2024
Time: daily from 11.30am GMT / 6.30am ET / 3.30am PT / 10.30pm AEDT
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Asian Cup 2023 preview

Delayed from last summer because of scheduling conflicts and meteorological matters in the Qatari summer, the Asian Cup 2023 promises to be one of the best editions of the tournament in its near 70-year history. The continent's finest football talent will descend on the tiny country that hosted the 2022 World Cup for a month from January 12.

Jordan's route to the Asian Cup final is stunning. The Jordanians' 3-2 defeat of in-form Iraq in the last 16 was all the more impressive for being 2-1 down going into injury time but goals from Yazan Al-Arab and Nizar Al-Rashdan in the fifth and seventh minutes of stoppage time respectively pulled off the most improbable of victories for the Chivalrous. 

Beating Tajikistan in the last eight made the semi-finalists for the first time but that was nothing compared with the 2-0 defeat of Jurgen Klinsmann's South Korea in the last four. Yazan al-Naimat, who had scored in the 2-2 draw between the sides in the group stages, was again on target as Jordan reached a first final without conceding so much as a shot on target.

In the final, Jordan will face defending champions and hosts Qatar, who retain many of the players that represented their country with great pride at the World Cup just over a year ago. Attacking pair Almoez Ali and Akram Afif were electric in winning this tournament four years ago and have again impressed as the Maroons topped Group A with three wins out of three, then beat Palestine 2-1 to make the last eight. 

They beat Uzbekistan on penalties to reach the last four, before a trilling 3-2 semi-final defeat of Iran that was arguably the game of the tournament. The Maroons fell to Sardar Azmoun's fourth-minute opener but fought back to lead 2-1 through goals from Jassem Gaber and Afif only to be pegged back to 2-2. Then Ali struck the winner eight minutes from time to secure back-to-back finals for the Qataris.

To keep up to date with the tournament as it progresses, keep scrolling down for all the latest news, groups, teams, mascots and much more for the Asian Cup 2023.

Next Asian Cup 2023 games

Who is playing next in the Asian Cup 2023?

Saturday February 10
Jordan vs Qatar 3pm GMT / 10am ET / 7am PT / 2am AEDT (Sun)

After a month, 22 teams fallen by the wayside and 49 matches, we're finally here – the Asian Cup 2023 final. Tournament hosts and defending champions Qatar were among the favorites four weeks ago, but the presence of Jordan in their first continental final is an opponent few would have expected four weeks ago. And isn't that what the Asian Cup is all about?

Jordan have been the revelation of this year's tournament. The Chivalrous' playmaker-in-chief Yazan Al-Naimat scored the opening goal in his country's stunning 2-0 semi-final victory over pre-tournament favorites South Korea and has excelled throughout in coach Hussein Ammouta's impressive side in transition. Two-one down to Iraq going into quarter-final injury time, they showed incredible resilience to score twice and turn defeat into improbably victory. Could they do so again?

Having cruised through the early stages of the tournament, Qatar have had to show real grit in the quarter-finals and last four. The Maroons needed penalties to dispose of a spirited Uzbekistan in the last eight, then had to come from behind for the first time at an Asian Cup finals since 2015 to knock out Iran in a topsy-turvy semi-final 3-2. Akram Afif has been excellent all tournament, but strike partner Almoez Ali's winner last time out was his first and may spark the star forward into life.

FREE Asian Cup 2023 live streams

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How to watch Asian Cup 2023 for FREE in Australia

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Football fans Down Under can catch every Socceroos fixture at the Asian Cup 2023, plus the semi-finals and final, for FREE in Australia, courtesy of Network 10 and the broadcaster's streaming service 10Play.

Use a VPN to watch free on 10Play or from abroad.

All you need to do to tune into the live stream of the Asian Cup 2023 on 10Play to register for an account first. Happy days!

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The other Asian Cup 2023 live stream option in Australia is Paramount Plus, which has live coverage of every single match at the tournament.

A Paramount Plus subscription currently costs AU$9.99 a month and comes with a 7-day free trial. As well as giving you access to Asian Cup 2023, a subscription also includes and every match from the 2023/24 FA Cup and also  gives you exclusive access to Hollywood movies like Top Gun: Maverick and original shows like Tulsa King, Halo and Picard.

If you're currently out of Australia but want to watch an Asian Cup 2023 live stream, you'll need to get yourself a VPN as per the instructions below. 

How to watch Asian Cup 2023 from outside your country

We've set out how you can live stream the Asian Cup 2023 in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away traveling, you probably won't be able to watch the tournament like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking – best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.

A good streaming VPN can let you get around these digital borders, while also offering robust protection from cybercriminals and government snooping. They're also very easy to use.

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Global Asian Cup 2023 live streams

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How to watch Asian Cup Qatar 2023 in the US without cable

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Soccer fans can in the US can also watch every single Asian Cup 2023 game on the Paramount Plus streaming service.

subscription to Paramount Plus is available from just $5.99 a month for its ad-supported Essential plan, or $11.99 per month for its ad-free tier.

The service also offers a free 7-day trial for new customers as standard.

Outside of the US? Use a VPN to watch Paramount+ from abroad while you're away from home.

You can watch through a web browser or on the Paramount Plus app, which is available on most smart devices.

Alongside the Asian Cup 2023, Paramount Plus has live broadcast rights for the Champions League, Serie A and Europa League soccer, as well as a host of other sports. It's also jam-packed with TV shows.

With matches also available on the CBS Network, you can also tune in on a streaming-only basis via Fubo from $74.99 a month after a 7-day FREE trial. Though a pricier option, it does give you access to hundreds of channel and access to Premier League football.

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How to watch an Asian Cup 2023 live stream in Canada

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If you're wanting to catch all the Asian Cup 2023 live stream action in Canada, Paramount Plus is again the place to go.

A Paramount Plus subscription currently costs CA$9.99 a month (CA$99.99 a year) and comes with a 7-day free trial. A subscription also gives you exclusive access to Hollywood movies like Top Gun: Maverick and original shows like Tulsa King, Halo and Picard.

If you're currently out of Canada but want to watch an Asian Cup 2023 live stream, you'll need to get yourself a VPN as per the instructions above. 

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How to watch watch an Asian Cup 2023 live stream in the UK?

Good news, Asian Cup 2023 fans in the UK and Ireland – a late deal has been done and you can now watch every single game in Qatar on TrillerTV+, formerly FiteTV. 

You can sign up to TrillerTV+ for £7.99 per month, cancel any time. 

If you're currently out of the UK or Ireland but want to watch an Asian Cup 2023 live stream, you'll need to get yourself a VPN as per the instructions above. 


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Can you watch an Asian Cup 2023 live stream in New Zealand?

Unfortunately, in New Zealand no host broadcaster of the Asian Cup 2023 has yet been confirmed..

As soon as we know who will be live streaming Asian Cup 2023 in New Zealand, we'll update this article. So be sure to bookmark this page.

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How to watch an Asian Cup 2023 live stream in India

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Asian Cup 2023 football fans in India can watch the tournament on FanCode.

A single FanCode Match Pass costs just Rs 15, a month is Rs 199, and a whole year will set you back Rs 699, which also gets you access to Major League Baseball, and the J League.

Streaming is in HD via the FanCode app, which is available for iOS and Android, or you can access it on desktop or mobile web. Casting to a compatible TV or device is supported on all platforms.

If you're currently out of India but want to watch an Asian Cup 2023 live stream, you'll need to get yourself a VPN as per the instructions above. 


Asian Cup 2023 FAQ

What teams are in the Asian Cup 2023?

Group A: Qatar, China, Tajikistan, Lebanon

Group B: Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, India

Group C: Iran, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Palestine

Group D: Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, Vietnam

Group E: South Korea, Malaysia, Jordan, Bahrain

Group F: Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Oman

Who is hosting the Asian Cup 2023?

Qatar is hosting the latest instalment of the Asian Cup in 2024. China had been due to have the honor, but the AFC ruled that because of the country's since-rescinded zero-COVID policy the host country would be changed. Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts, eventually won the voting procedure.

It is the third time the Middle Eastern country has hosted the tournament, after past efforts in 1998 and 2011. The Maroons are defending champions after their surprise win last time out in 2019.

What are the stadiums for the Asian Cup 2023?

  • Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – capacity 68,895
  • Lusail Stadium, Lusail – 88,966
  • Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 45,032
  • Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 44,667
  • Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, Al Rayyan – 15,000
  • Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 45,857
  • Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha, 10,000
  • Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, 44,400
  • Al Janoub Stadium, Doha, 44,325

Why is the Asian Cup 2023 taking place in 2024?

The Asian Cup Qatar 2023 was originally scheduled for June/July last year, but when Qatar won the right to host the tournament those plans needed some modification. 

The new hosts were due to compete in the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the same time as those original dates, while summer temperatures in Qatar are notoriously hot and resulted in the first winter World Cup in 2022. It was then announced in October 2022, when Qatar's hosting was confirmed, that the tournament would be delayed to January/February 2024 but retain '2023' in its name.

What is the Asican Cup 2023 mascot?

Asian Cup fans with long memories will remember mascots Saboog, Tmbki, Freha, Zkriti and Traeneh from the last time Qatar hosted the tournament in 2011. 

The five desert rats come with their own backstory. Zkriti and Traeneh, the green-coloured father and purple-coloured mother respectively, are the parents with Saboog (blue, a son), Tmbki (yellow, a younger son) and Freha (pink, a daughter) completing the family. Each name is derived from a different area of Qatar.

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What is the official ball for the Asian Cup 2023?

The official match ball for games in the Asian Cup 2023 is the 'VORTEXAC23'.

It may sound like a deadly disease set to wreak havoc on the planet, but it's the latest spherical on offering from Spanish sportswear brand Kelme, who have the rights for the tournament.

"A vibrant orb of ingenuity," according to the official AFC press release, it features hosts Qatar's maroon colors and "embodies the heart and soul of the upcoming tournament".

And you thought it was just a football.

What is the theme song for the Asian Cup 2023?

No major tournament is complete without an official song and the Asian Cup 2023 is no different. 

The Arabic term synonymous with the word 'goal', Hadaf is an uptempo offering written by Heba Hamada and performed by Qatari artist Fahad Al-Hajjaji and Kuwaiti Humood AlKhudher.

"This inspiring composition celebrates ambition, unity, and resilience – encouraging us to embrace hope and persevere in everything we do," said the organizing committee about its offering which manages to sound like every official tournament song. Ever.

Who has won most Asian Cups?

Japan currently hold the record for most Asian Cup wins, with four – the Samurai Blue lifted the trophy in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011.

Saudi Arabia (1984, 1988, 1996) and Iran (1968, 1972, 1976) have won the tournament three teams each.

South Korea, meanwhile, are looking to end 64 years or hurt in the Asian Cup. They won the first two tournaments in 1956 and 1960 but haven't been continental champions since then.

Who are the players to look out for at the Asian Cup?

Japan currently hold the record for most Asian Cup wins, with four – the Samurai Blue lifted the trophy in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011.

Saudi Arabia (1984, 1988, 1996) and Iran (1968, 1972, 1976) have won the tournament three teams each.

South Korea, meanwhile, are looking to end 64 years or hurt in the Asian Cup. They won the first two tournaments in 1956 and 1960 but haven't been continental champions since then.

Asian Cup 2023 fixtures & schedule

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Group stage: Jan 12-25, 2024

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Friday, January 12
4pm / 11amQatar vs Lebanon3-0
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Saturday, January 13
11.30am / 6.30amAustralia vs India2-0
2.30pm / 9.30amChina vs Tajikistan0-0
5.30pm / 12.30pmUzbekistan vs Syria0-0
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Sunday, January 14
11.30am / 6.30amJapan vs Vietnam4-2
2.30pm / 9.30amUAE vs Hong Kong3-1
5.30pm / 12.30pmIran vs Palestine4-1
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Monday, January 15
11.30am / 6.30amSouth Korea vs Bahrain3-1
2.30pm / 9.30amIndonesia vs Iraq1-3
5.30pm / 12.30pmMalaysia vs Jordan0-4
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Monday, January 15
11.30am / 6.30amSouth Korea vs Bahrain3-1
2.30pm / 9.30amIndonesia vs Iraq1-3
5.30pm / 12.30pmMalaysia vs Jordan0-4
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Tuesday, January 16
2.30pm / 9.30amThailand vs Kyrgyzstan2-0
5.30pm / 12.30pmSaudi Arabia vs Oman2-1
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Wednesday, January 17
11.30am / 6.30amLebanon vs China0-0
2.30pm / 9.30amTajikistan vs Qatar0-1
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Thursday, January 18
11.30am / 6.30amSyria vs Australia0-1
2.30pm / 9.30amIndia vs Uzbekistan0-3
5.30pm / 12.30pmPalestine vs UAE1-1
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Friday, January 19
11.30am / 6.30amIraq vs Japan2-1
2.30pm / 9.30amVietnam vs Indonesia0-1
5.30pm / 12.30pmHong Kong vs Iran0-1
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Saturday, January 20
11.30am / 6.30am