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AFC Asian Cup Australia: Korea vs. Oman

By Canfan 8 January 2015 35

AFC Asian Cup Australia

Asia’s biggest football tournament, the AFC Asian Cup, is coming to Australia in January. Canberra will host seven games, including a quarter final, with the rest of the 25 matches divided between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.

The first Asian Cup game to be played in Canberra will be Korea Republic versus Oman at Canberra Stadium this weekend on Saturday 10 January.

Korea is ranked fourth among Asian football teams and has won the Asian Cup twice, while Oman is ranked 93rd in the world by FIFA and has won the Gulf Cup of Nations once.

When: Saturday 10 January 2015
Time: From 4pm
Where: Canberra Stadium, Battye Street, Bruce

Tickets are available from the AFC Asian Cup Australia website.

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dungfungus 3:34 pm 22 Jan 15

watto23 said :

dungfungus said :

It appears that Newcastle are having the same problems with reduced stadium capacities that Canberra is having:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2832533/afc-ticket-rules-make-no-sense/?cs=12
Canberra ratepayers have underwritten millions of dollars for hosting the games being played here and we deserve something better than what has been allowed to happen.

Yeah how Newcastle go a semifinal and 3rd vs 4th game is beyond belief. I’d have though the semis should have been Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra has had much better crowds than I expected. Don’t think Newcastle has had good crowds and they have had better games.

Newcastle has an A-League team however. Canberra tried to establish one but the spectator support simply isn’t here.
The 18,000 crowd at the China match last week was mostly supporters from out of town and I don’t think they stayed overnight and visited our tourist attractions the next day at the government events people might have us believe.

watto23 11:20 am 22 Jan 15

dungfungus said :

It appears that Newcastle are having the same problems with reduced stadium capacities that Canberra is having:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2832533/afc-ticket-rules-make-no-sense/?cs=12
Canberra ratepayers have underwritten millions of dollars for hosting the games being played here and we deserve something better than what has been allowed to happen.

Yeah how Newcastle go a semifinal and 3rd vs 4th game is beyond belief. I’d have though the semis should have been Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra has had much better crowds than I expected. Don’t think Newcastle has had good crowds and they have had better games.

watto23 11:17 am 22 Jan 15

switch said :

dungfungus said :

It appears that Newcastle are having the same problems with reduced stadium capacities that Canberra is having:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2832533/afc-ticket-rules-make-no-sense/?cs=12
Canberra ratepayers have underwritten millions of dollars for hosting the games being played here and we deserve something better than what has been allowed to happen.

And they’re getting a tram to replace their rail link. Coincidence?

Yes apparently Newcastle, Sunshine Coast and Canberra are all on the tram bandwagon and I believe the Gold Coasts is now running. I’m all for rapid light rail, I just can’t see how the proposed light rail is a benefit to anyone. Saving 3 minutes by catching a tram versus a bus, doesn’t seem worthwhile to me.

switch 9:31 am 22 Jan 15

dungfungus said :

It appears that Newcastle are having the same problems with reduced stadium capacities that Canberra is having:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2832533/afc-ticket-rules-make-no-sense/?cs=12
Canberra ratepayers have underwritten millions of dollars for hosting the games being played here and we deserve something better than what has been allowed to happen.

And they’re getting a tram to replace their rail link. Coincidence?

dungfungus 7:30 am 22 Jan 15

It appears that Newcastle are having the same problems with reduced stadium capacities that Canberra is having:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2832533/afc-ticket-rules-make-no-sense/?cs=12
Canberra ratepayers have underwritten millions of dollars for hosting the games being played here and we deserve something better than what has been allowed to happen.

watto23 10:30 am 20 Jan 15

dungfungus said :

watto23 said :

dungfungus said :

mcs said :

dungfungus said :

This link shows a video promoting the current AFC being hosted in Australia with some matches being held in Canberra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9oPmA3UvFQ
There is a map in this video showing the nations that participate in the AFC however Israel, who are a past winner of the cup, are not shown on the map.
At at least one of the matches played in Canberra has shown a promo video with the past winners of the cup. Israel isn’t mentioned.
So much for not wanting to offend some people. Australia should be ashamed of itself.

Rather than your conspiracy theory, there is a very simple explanation. Namely Israel joined uefa in 1994, and hasnt been in the afc since 1974. Strange that they left out mention of them winning it, but that was 51 years ago now.

Great to see the decent crowd numbers continuing, and it was a fantastic atmosphere last night.

I agee about it being strange that it was ‘sold out’ however. Plenty of seats spare in the ground.

http://www.jewishnews.net.au/israel-wiped-from-afc-story/39488
It’s not my conspiracy theory and the AFC appear to agree that there is a problem.

There is obvious political motivation, but it may have been because they are no longer in the Asian Football Confederation and haven’t been for a while. Its very easy to cry fould these days, particularly if the opposition are arabs or muslims.
If the Oceania FC were doing a promo I could understand why they might leave Australia out because they are no longer in the OFC, albeit were basically the OFC for many decades.

Israel is just another problem the west created in the middle east and are now paying for it. If there was tolerance and fairness in this world, there would be no need for countries to divide along religious and ethnic grounds.

“Israel is just another problem the west created……”
I think you mean Palestine .

Its probably not the forum for this, but given there is a Palestine team in the AFC cup and not an Israeli side then its seems natural for these things to be discussed..

The land after WWI when the Brits fought back the Turks was known as Palestine and essentially a Jewish state. I believe the Nazis actually sent hundreds of thousands of Jews to this region in the 1930’s before the second world war. The west (UN and USA) created the modern day Israel after WWII in 1948. You can’t blame one side or another for this conflict as both have legitimate claims to the region. People feel sympathetic towards the Jews more so than Muslims, due to terrorism.

There is a lot of interesting history and facts about the whole middle east and in many ways Western countries could be partially to blame for modern day terrorism, because many of these militant groups stemmed from the arming of local groups to fight for western causes in the past without the west having to deploy troops themselves 🙂 The facts of course are not conducive to good news stories over stirring up fear and hate.

dungfungus 9:23 am 20 Jan 15

watto23 said :

dungfungus said :

mcs said :

dungfungus said :

This link shows a video promoting the current AFC being hosted in Australia with some matches being held in Canberra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9oPmA3UvFQ
There is a map in this video showing the nations that participate in the AFC however Israel, who are a past winner of the cup, are not shown on the map.
At at least one of the matches played in Canberra has shown a promo video with the past winners of the cup. Israel isn’t mentioned.
So much for not wanting to offend some people. Australia should be ashamed of itself.

Rather than your conspiracy theory, there is a very simple explanation. Namely Israel joined uefa in 1994, and hasnt been in the afc since 1974. Strange that they left out mention of them winning it, but that was 51 years ago now.

Great to see the decent crowd numbers continuing, and it was a fantastic atmosphere last night.

I agee about it being strange that it was ‘sold out’ however. Plenty of seats spare in the ground.

http://www.jewishnews.net.au/israel-wiped-from-afc-story/39488
It’s not my conspiracy theory and the AFC appear to agree that there is a problem.

There is obvious political motivation, but it may have been because they are no longer in the Asian Football Confederation and haven’t been for a while. Its very easy to cry fould these days, particularly if the opposition are arabs or muslims.
If the Oceania FC were doing a promo I could understand why they might leave Australia out because they are no longer in the OFC, albeit were basically the OFC for many decades.

Israel is just another problem the west created in the middle east and are now paying for it. If there was tolerance and fairness in this world, there would be no need for countries to divide along religious and ethnic grounds.

“Israel is just another problem the west created……”
I think you mean Palestine .

JimCharles 10:05 pm 19 Jan 15

dungfungus said :

There is something dodgy going on at GIO Stadium (or whatever they are calling it now) which needs explaining.
A family member and a few friends tried to attend the China -v- North Korea match last night and after queuing for 20 minutes and reaching the ticket box they were told the match had been “sold out”.
The crowd reported in today’s CT was 18,457 which is at least 7,000 short of a full stadium.
The promoters are on TV telling Canberrans to turn up or we won’t get “world class” games in Canberra again. When people turn up they are turned away when there is plenty of capacity left.
Apparently, a lot of Chinese supporters drove down from Sydney which should have been anticipated.
Hundreds were turned away and there were some ugly scenes.
Well done, AFC people!

Perhaps send an email to that spokesman who told everybody to get off their arses and attend the games, or there would be no more goodies for Canberra?
At least that explains why the stadium was slowly filling up all through the 1st half. I put the shortfall down to ticket holders who didn’t attend, such as corporates. 7000 is a lot though, I estimated there were about 20000 there at the end, with perhaps 4-5000 empty seats.

dungfungus 6:18 pm 19 Jan 15

watto23 said :

dungfungus said :

mcs said :

dungfungus said :

This link shows a video promoting the current AFC being hosted in Australia with some matches being held in Canberra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9oPmA3UvFQ
There is a map in this video showing the nations that participate in the AFC however Israel, who are a past winner of the cup, are not shown on the map.
At at least one of the matches played in Canberra has shown a promo video with the past winners of the cup. Israel isn’t mentioned.
So much for not wanting to offend some people. Australia should be ashamed of itself.

Rather than your conspiracy theory, there is a very simple explanation. Namely Israel joined uefa in 1994, and hasnt been in the afc since 1974. Strange that they left out mention of them winning it, but that was 51 years ago now.

Great to see the decent crowd numbers continuing, and it was a fantastic atmosphere last night.

I agee about it being strange that it was ‘sold out’ however. Plenty of seats spare in the ground.

http://www.jewishnews.net.au/israel-wiped-from-afc-story/39488
It’s not my conspiracy theory and the AFC appear to agree that there is a problem.

There is obvious political motivation, but it may have been because they are no longer in the Asian Football Confederation and haven’t been for a while. Its very easy to cry fould these days, particularly if the opposition are arabs or muslims.
If the Oceania FC were doing a promo I could understand why they might leave Australia out because they are no longer in the OFC, albeit were basically the OFC for many decades.

Israel is just another problem the west created in the middle east and are now paying for it. If there was tolerance and fairness in this world, there would be no need for countries to divide along religious and ethnic grounds.

Yeah, I guess Real Madrid’s decision to erase the crucifix from their club emblem was political also. It certainly had nothing to do with sponsorship from Arab countries.

watto23 4:59 pm 19 Jan 15

dungfungus said :

mcs said :

dungfungus said :

This link shows a video promoting the current AFC being hosted in Australia with some matches being held in Canberra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9oPmA3UvFQ
There is a map in this video showing the nations that participate in the AFC however Israel, who are a past winner of the cup, are not shown on the map.
At at least one of the matches played in Canberra has shown a promo video with the past winners of the cup. Israel isn’t mentioned.
So much for not wanting to offend some people. Australia should be ashamed of itself.

Rather than your conspiracy theory, there is a very simple explanation. Namely Israel joined uefa in 1994, and hasnt been in the afc since 1974. Strange that they left out mention of them winning it, but that was 51 years ago now.

Great to see the decent crowd numbers continuing, and it was a fantastic atmosphere last night.

I agee about it being strange that it was ‘sold out’ however. Plenty of seats spare in the ground.

http://www.jewishnews.net.au/israel-wiped-from-afc-story/39488
It’s not my conspiracy theory and the AFC appear to agree that there is a problem.

There is obvious political motivation, but it may have been because they are no longer in the Asian Football Confederation and haven’t been for a while. Its very easy to cry fould these days, particularly if the opposition are arabs or muslims.
If the Oceania FC were doing a promo I could understand why they might leave Australia out because they are no longer in the OFC, albeit were basically the OFC for many decades.

Israel is just another problem the west created in the middle east and are now paying for it. If there was tolerance and fairness in this world, there would be no need for countries to divide along religious and ethnic grounds.

dungfungus 3:14 pm 19 Jan 15

mcs said :

dungfungus said :

This link shows a video promoting the current AFC being hosted in Australia with some matches being held in Canberra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9oPmA3UvFQ
There is a map in this video showing the nations that participate in the AFC however Israel, who are a past winner of the cup, are not shown on the map.
At at least one of the matches played in Canberra has shown a promo video with the past winners of the cup. Israel isn’t mentioned.
So much for not wanting to offend some people. Australia should be ashamed of itself.

Rather than your conspiracy theory, there is a very simple explanation. Namely Israel joined uefa in 1994, and hasnt been in the afc since 1974. Strange that they left out mention of them winning it, but that was 51 years ago now.

Great to see the decent crowd numbers continuing, and it was a fantastic atmosphere last night.

I agee about it being strange that it was ‘sold out’ however. Plenty of seats spare in the ground.

http://www.jewishnews.net.au/israel-wiped-from-afc-story/39488
It’s not my conspiracy theory and the AFC appear to agree that there is a problem.

mcs 2:42 pm 19 Jan 15

dungfungus said :

This link shows a video promoting the current AFC being hosted in Australia with some matches being held in Canberra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9oPmA3UvFQ
There is a map in this video showing the nations that participate in the AFC however Israel, who are a past winner of the cup, are not shown on the map.
At at least one of the matches played in Canberra has shown a promo video with the past winners of the cup. Israel isn’t mentioned.
So much for not wanting to offend some people. Australia should be ashamed of itself.

Rather than your conspiracy theory, there is a very simple explanation. Namely Israel joined uefa in 1994, and hasnt been in the afc since 1974. Strange that they left out mention of them winning it, but that was 51 years ago now.

Great to see the decent crowd numbers continuing, and it was a fantastic atmosphere last night.

I agee about it being strange that it was ‘sold out’ however. Plenty of seats spare in the ground.

Mattenagger 1:19 pm 19 Jan 15

dungfungus said :

There is something dodgy going on at GIO Stadium (or whatever they are calling it now) which needs explaining.
A family member and a few friends tried to attend the China -v- North Korea match last night and after queuing for 20 minutes and reaching the ticket box they were told the match had been “sold out”.
The crowd reported in today’s CT was 18,457 which is at least 7,000 short of a full stadium.
The promoters are on TV telling Canberrans to turn up or we won’t get “world class” games in Canberra again. When people turn up they are turned away when there is plenty of capacity left.
Apparently, a lot of Chinese supporters drove down from Sydney which should have been anticipated.
Hundreds were turned away and there were some ugly scenes.
Well done, AFC people!

Indeed there was something odd going on. We arrived about 5mins after kick off (pre-purchased tickets) and there were still hundreds of people trying to get through the main entrance gates. And yes for a “sold out” match there were still plenty of empty seats. Some I understand weren’t sold as there was promotional signage and national flags blocking the entire section’s view but there were plenty of other unoccupied seats. Still it was a great atmosphere, the Chinese fans were extremely vocal and it was a great and even match.

dungfungus 12:32 pm 19 Jan 15

There is something dodgy going on at GIO Stadium (or whatever they are calling it now) which needs explaining.
A family member and a few friends tried to attend the China -v- North Korea match last night and after queuing for 20 minutes and reaching the ticket box they were told the match had been “sold out”.
The crowd reported in today’s CT was 18,457 which is at least 7,000 short of a full stadium.
The promoters are on TV telling Canberrans to turn up or we won’t get “world class” games in Canberra again. When people turn up they are turned away when there is plenty of capacity left.
Apparently, a lot of Chinese supporters drove down from Sydney which should have been anticipated.
Hundreds were turned away and there were some ugly scenes.
Well done, AFC people!

dungfungus 2:21 pm 18 Jan 15

This link shows a video promoting the current AFC being hosted in Australia with some matches being held in Canberra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9oPmA3UvFQ
There is a map in this video showing the nations that participate in the AFC however Israel, who are a past winner of the cup, are not shown on the map.
At at least one of the matches played in Canberra has shown a promo video with the past winners of the cup. Israel isn’t mentioned.
So much for not wanting to offend some people. Australia should be ashamed of itself.

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