2015 AFC Asian Cup in Australia

China remained second in Group C, but with third-placed Iraq beating Indonesia 2-0 in Jakarta, they must avoid defeat when they meet the Middle Eastern side in their final group game next March to secure their passage to Australia.

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 current standings:

Group C

SAUDI ARABIA 5 4 1 0 8 3 5 13
CHINA P.R. 5 2 2 1 4 3 1 8
IRAQ 5 2 0 3 4 5 -1 6
INDONESIA 5 0 1 4 2 7 -5 1

12 November 2013 16:46 


 Two matches played this week will largely determine whether the Chinese national football team qualifies for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in Australia.

China is in Group C of qualifying alongside Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, and after two games sits in second spot with four points. The top two teams from the group will qualify for the AFC Asian Cup which Australia is hosting for the first time in January 2015.

After a 1-1 draw with Indonesia in Jakarta on October 15, China will be looking for a better result when they host the Indonesians at the Shaanxi Province Stadium in Xi’an on November 15. Four days later China hosts Saudi Arabia at the same venue.

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Local Organising Committee CEO, Michael Brown said the Asian would be the biggest football tournament Australia has ever hosted.

“The 2015 Asian Cup will be an unprecedented opportunity for all Australians to see world class football in our backyard,” Mr Brown said.

“For Australians of Chinese heritage it will also be once in a lifetime chance to support both the Socceroos and China here in Australia.”

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 will take place between 9-31 January 2015 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle. Australia, Japan, Korean Republic and DPR Korea have already qualified for Australia 2015.

For more information on AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 visit www.afcasiancup.com

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