AFC Asian Cup marks 100 days to go!
AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 will be hailed as the centrepiece of the biggest summer in Australian football history when sporting, government, business and media leaders gather to mark the tournament’s “100 days to go” milestone on Wednesday October 1.
Asian Cup local football ambassadors including Socceroos great Brett Emerton, former AFC Asian Cup winner and recently recalled Iraqi national team player Ali Abbas of Sydney FC, and a host of football media luminaries will attend the lunch.
In Kuala Lumpur, headquarters of the AFC, representatives of the 16 Asian Cup finalists will be attending a meeting finalising details of the biggest football tournament ever held in Australia.
“One hundred sleeps to go. We are now literally counting the days until the biggest football tournament Australia has ever staged,” said Michael Brown, CEO of the Local Organising Committee.
“Excitement levels will go through the roof when the 16 teams assemble soon for the first Asian Cup on Australian soil.
“With more than half a million expected to watch the action live, and hundreds of millions more watching on TV around the world, this will be a summer never to forget.
“We have never had anything like it before. The whole country will be buzzing with anticipation at seeing the best Asia has to offer, and whether the Socceroos can lift the trophy for the first time after showing such promise at the World Cup or whether Japan can go back to back and claim a fifth title.”