Postecoglou ready for Asian Cup challenge

Wednesday March 26, 2014 by  

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou believes that should AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 hosts Australia progress from a group which contains former champions Korea Republic and Kuwait as well as Oman they will be “serious contenders” for a maiden continental title at the start of next year.

Australia will face 1980 champions Kuwait in the opening game of the tournament on January 9 at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, before taking on Oman and then two-time champions Korea following Wednesday’s group stage draw in Sydney.

And with 2007 quarter-finalists Australia looking to bounce back their heartbreaking 2011 final defeat by Japan, Postecoglou is looking forward to his side’s Group A challenge. Read more

Asian Cup 2015 venues and schedule unveiled

Wednesday March 27, 2013 by  

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Local Organising Committee (LOC) today unveiled the match schedule and host venues for the 2015 competition.

The competition will kick off in Melbourne on January 9, 2015 with an opening ceremony and Socceroos match at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium and will culminate in the Final at Sydney’s Stadium Australia on January 31, 2015.

The other three competition venues are Brisbane Stadium at Milton, Canberra Stadium in the ACT and Newcastle Stadium in NSW. Read more