Women's Asian Cup is AFC first for Australia

The Asian Football Confederation has selected Australia to host the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2006 (formerly known as the AFC Women's Championship), Xinhua newsagemcy reported.

It's the first time the Football Federation Australian has hosted an official AFC competition. FFA joined the AFC on 1 January 2006. "Asia has been a frontrunner in the development of women's football, and I am sure that our newest member association will provide a fitting platform to showcase our best women's teams in AFC," AFC president Mohamed bin Hammam said.

The AFC Women's Asian Cup 2006 will take place from 16 to 30 July this year.