The Asian Football Confederation says it’s satisfied with
attendance after a week of Asian Cup matches, despite several
played in near-empty stadiums.
AFC officials and Qatari organizers said it was heartening to
see the good turnout and festive atmosphere as Jordan beat Saudi
Arabia Thursday night but were also questioned over several games
that failed to attract much interest. Only 3,481 turned out to
watch Uzbekistan beat Kuwait on Wednesday at the 22,000-seat
Al-Gharafa stadium while 3,639 were at the 12,500-seat Qatar Sports
Club on Tuesday to watch United Arab Emirates play North Korea.