- Address: Al-Ain
- Country: United Arab Emirates
- Capacity: 25,000
- Opened: 14 January 2014
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Al-Ain FC (football)
Extra stadium info – Hazza bin Zayed Stadium
The construction of the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium started in 2012. The venue hosted its first-ever FIFA Club World Cup games in 2017. In 2019, the stadium hosted its first matches for the AFC Asian Cup. The national football teams of Australia, Jordan, Korea, the Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Qatar, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Yemen played at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium during the group stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
The knockout stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup
The venue named Hazza bin Zayed Stadium hosted a round-0f-16 game, a quarter-final and a semi-final for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The national football team of China won the round-of-16 game after beating Thailand. The United Arab Emirates won the quarter-final after defeating Australia in front of 25,000 fans. A crowd of 23,000 showed up for the semi-final, which was won by Japan after beating Iran. Qatar were crowned Asian football champions after winning against Japan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup final. 36,000 people attended the final, which took place in Abu Dhabi.
Al-Ain Football Club, the first sports club from the United Arab Emirates with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, use the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium for home matches. The club was founded in 1968. In 2012, they became the first football club from the United Arab Emirates with 10 top-flight league titles. Al-Ain FC won the Asian championship for football clubs in 2016 for the first time in their history. They won the title after defeating the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors from the Republic of Korea, also known as South Korea.
The FIFA Club World Cup and Real Madrid
In 2018, Al-Ain Football Club became the second Asian club in a FIFA Club World Cup final. The Kashima Antlers from Japan became the first one in 2016. Al-Ain FC reached the final after winning a semi-final against River Plate from the Argentine Republic. The semi-final, which took place at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, attracted a crowd of 21,000. The world famous Spanish side Real Madrid won the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup final, which was played in the United Arab Emirates. 40,000 people attended the match. Real Madrid became the first sports club with 100 million followers on its main social media page. They became the first football club with 10 European championship titles. Real Madrid also won several world championship titles.