Newcastle, New South Wales is hosting four matches in the Asian Cup football tournament.
The tournament started on 9 January, with a great win for the host nation, 4-1 over Kuwait. The first match for Newcastle’s 33,000 capacity Hunter stadium is 15 January, Oman v Kuwait, followed by Japan (one of the top-ranked teams) v Palestine on 22 January. Next is a prestigious semi-final on 27 January and the third place play-off on 30 January. The 2015 AFC Asian Cup is be the 16th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, an international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). For the first time in its history, the tournament is hosted outside the continent of Asia, with Australia being an AFC member. The winner of the tournament will earn the right to compete for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which is to be hosted by Russia.