Encouragement for Australian 2015 Asian Cup bid

Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed Bin Hammam has suggested Australia develop a bid for the AFC Asian Cup 2015. "We have a lot of sympathy for Australia and definitely 2015 will be the right time," he said. Asked by David Davutovic of the Daily Telegraph whether he felt Australia was capable of hosting the Asian Cup, he replied: "Definitely, I have no doubt about it. Australia has hosted big events before like the Sydney Olympics and I think they can do it again."