Australia to host 2015 Asian Cup

AFP, Wednesday 5 Jan 2011

Australia was confirmed as the host nation of the 2015 Asian Cup finals on Wednesday after its uncontested bid was rubberstamped by the Asian Football Confederation's executive committee

Mohamad bin Hammam

"Today the AFC met and decided Australia would be the host nation for the 2015 Asian Cup," AFC president Mohamad bin Hammam said at a press conference in Doha.

"We considered all the achievments made in Australia towards the development of football and to encourage the next step in developing the game, we are happy to announce the AFC has approved Australia to host the 2015 Asian Cup."

Football Federation Australia was the sole bidder for the event but still had to adhere to the formal bidding process by making its final presentation to the AFC's executive committee.

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