Melbourne Asian Cup Final at Etihad this Saturday


Melbourne Victory will host the Grand Final of the Melbourne Asian Cup as a curtain raiser to Saturday’s clash with Sydney FC at Etihad Stadium.

The Grand Final, between Australia A and Vietnam will showcase some of the best football from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC game is Melbourne Victory’s annual U-NITE fixture which celebrates multiculturalism, cultural diversity and bringing Melbourne’s diverse communities together through football.

In the semi finals held at Darebin International Sports Centre on Sunday December 7th, Vietnam defeated Indonesia 2:1 and Australia A defeated Iraq 4:0.

The tournament is organised by the Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association with support from the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Melbourne Victory FC, Football Federation Victoria (FFV),  Local Organising Committee of the AFC Asian Cup 2015 and Red Elephant Projects.

Ken Lam, President of the Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association said “Congratulations to Vietnam and Australia A for making the Grand Final and the honour of playing in an A-League curtain raiser.”

“Thanks to Melbourne Victory for making this opportunity available for our event.”

Melbourne Victory FC CEO Ian Robson said: “The Melbourne Asian Cup has reached the final stage and congratulations to both teams who now get to play in the curtain raiser to one of our biggest games of the year.  May the best team win.”

Michael Brown, CEO of the Local Organising Committee of the AFC Asian Cup 2015 said “Well done to Vietnam and Australia A for qualifying for the Grand Final.”

“Congratulations to Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association and Melbourne Victory for hosting this event in advance of the AFC Asian Cup 2015.”

MVP Award
Oghanna, Christopher (Iraq) – 11 votes
Konjol, Arnold (Indonesia) – 10 votes
Tran, Hiep (Vietnam) – 8 votes

Golden Boot
Konjol,  Arnold (Indonesia) – 13 goals
Khamees, Vladimir (Iraq) – 5 goals
Saemo, Loasa (Australia A) – 5 goals

Grand Final of the Melbourne Asian Cup
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Curtain Raiser to Melbourne Victory game)
Date: 5.30pm  Saturday December 13, 2014