Abu Dhabi: A limited-edition one Dirham coin, stamped with Mansour, the official mascot of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, has been created by the Central Bank of the UAE in celebration of the biggest-ever Continental showpiece in history.
The commemorative Dirham is the first-of-its-kind to be manufactured since 2012 as the host nation continues to throw its support behind the 24-nation tournament.
Tournament Director for the Local Organising Committee, His Excellency Aref Hamad Al Awani, commented: “The Dirham is engrained as a symbol of the UAE, so to have a commemorative coin for the AFC Asian Cup shows how significant this tournament is to sport in the country.
“The AFC Asian Cup will leave a lasting legacy on communities through the number of successful outreach programmes and the coin will act as a reminder to everybody who has played such an important role in delivering and celebrating this ground-breaking event.”
As the group stage reaches the decisive matches, supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Easily accessible online and priced from Dhs25, supporters can purchase tickets via www.afcasiancup2019.com.