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EAFF E-1 2019 fixtures: Awaiting for big clash between South Korea vs Japan

EAFF E-1 2019 fixtures: Awaiting for big clash between South Korea vs Japan

Let us see the full fixtures as well as schedules of 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship with the presence of South Korea, China, Japan & Hong Kong.

EAFF E-1 Football Championship has been held since 2003 with the participation of 4 teams in the final round. This is a men's international football competition in East Asia region for the East Asian Football Federation member nations (EAFF).

South Korea, China and Japan are the default teams that qualify for the final round automatically. The remaining teams like Chinese Taipei, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hong Kong, Mongolia, and Macau must compete in Preliminary round to choose the rest team to compete in the final round.

Historically, South Korea had the most titles of this tournament in history (4 times), followed by China (2 titles), Japan (1 time crowned). Those are also 3 names taking turns dominating this long-standing tournament.

EAFF E-1 2019 fixtures: Awaiting for big clash between South Korea vs Japan

At the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship, Hong Kong is the team that qualified to attend the final round after finishing at the top of the preliminary round (North Korea got the same points but were worse at the goal difference).

All 6 matches at the 2019 EAFF E1 Football Championship are held at the Busan Gudeok Stadium, with a capacity of 12,349 seats. This is also the first time South Korea has hosted the EAFF E-1 Football Championship since 2013.

As Chinese football is in crisis after coach Marcelo Lippi resigned, this year's champion will be only the race between Japan and South Korea. The final match of the tournament between South Korea vs Japan on December 18th is likely to be the 'final', that defines the champion.

EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019 fixtures: (all time GMT+8)

18:30, 10/12, China vs Japan

18:30, 11/12, South Korea vs Hong Kong

18:30, 14/12, Japan vs Hong Kong

18:30, 15/12, South Korea vs China

15:15, 18/12, China vs Hong Kong

18:30, 18/12, South Korea vs Japan