Qatar Football AssociationNews
04.10.2014 14:20 in :

Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s most prestigious football competition is fast approaching with the 16th edition of the AFC Asian Cup set to kick off when hosts Australia play Kuwait at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on January 9, 2015.

With only a few months to go before Asia’s top 16 teams vie for glory, the AFC has organised the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Team Workshop in Kuala Lumpur in order to deliver relevant organisational information to the participating teams.

At the same event, AFC’s long-time partners Nike unveiled the official competition ball marking another milestone in the build-up to the competition. The first official ball was presented to AFC Vice-President His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah.

The ball, which will be used during all 32 matches of the competition, was also presented to each participating team.

According to HRH Prince Abdullah, the handover marks another step closer towards what is set to be one of Asia’s most intriguing football competitions yet.

“The Asian Cup is a highly prestigious tournament which we started 58 years ago in 1956. I hope you will enjoy the tournament, our festival of football in Asia. It’s like the World Cup for Asia and taking part in it is a matter of pride for the teams,” he said.