Socceroos satisfied with anti-terrorist protection

Security arrangements at the Asian Cup are being tightened after intelligence reports warned of possible terrorist threats in two of the four host nations, Thailand and Indonesia. On Tuesday, Thai police said that Bangkok residents should expect tighter security in places such as airports and department stores after they ordered more checkpoints and patrols, especially in Muslim communities and the Australian government renewed its warning to citizens to reconsider travelling to Indonesia because of the "imminent threat" of an Islamist terrorist attack.

"We're monitoring it as we have been all along," John Boultbee, the head of high performance for the Australian team, told Julian Linden of Reuters. "Every place we go, whether it be Europe or Asia or wherever, we're constantly getting the latest information.The government's always very cautious and we listen to them. Indonesia is a place where Australians need to be a bit more vigilant... but we've had a full briefing security from the Asian Football Confederation and we're satisfied with the arrangements."