AFC working to fill stadiums at Asian Cup

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.