In pictures: AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 kicked off in spectacular style at the Zayed Sports City Stadium

The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 opened in a spectacular style in Abu Dhabi, at the Zayed Sports City Stadium with an enchanting experience and breathtaking live show that was enjoyed by thousands of fans in the stadium and millions of viewers around the world.
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The opening ceremony prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football game between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the Zayed sports city stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa (L) FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C) H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and officials attend the opening ceremony prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football game between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the Zayed sports city stadiuam in Abu Dhabi on January 05, 2019.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C) H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and officials attend the opening ceremony prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football game between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the Zayed sports city stadiuam in Abu Dhabi on January 05, 2019.
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The opening ceremony prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football game between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the Zayed sports city stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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The opening ceremony prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football game between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the Zayed sports city stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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The opening ceremony prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football game between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the Zayed sports city stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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Yemeni singer Balqees Fathi (L), Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi (C) and Emirati singer Eida Al Menhali perform during the opening ceremony for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football competition prior to the game between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the Zayed sports city stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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Dancers perform at the opening ceremony ahead of the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at Zayed Sports City Stadium on January 5, 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
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Dancers perform at the opening ceremony ahead of the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at Zayed Sports City Stadium on January 5, 2019 in Abu Dhabi.