Shepparton to Host Qualifying Matches for Asian Football Confederation U-19 Championship

Posted on 17 Sep 2017

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Football Federation Australia (FFA), the Victorian Government and the Greater Shepparton City Council recently announced that the City of Greater Shepparton will host qualifying matches for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Championship.

The Group J fixtures will see the Young Socceroos (Australia) face off against DPR Korea, Hong Kong and the Northern Mariana Islands at the John McEwen Reserve in Shepparton from 4 November to 8 November 2017.

FFA CEO David Gallop said he was delighted that Australia could once again host an AFC competition. “It was not that long ago that we hosted the AFC Asian Cup and events such as this are a fantastic way to showcase our best young footballers to a local audience and demonstrate our commitment to supporting the AFC by hosting youth competitions,” said Gallop.

“This group of Young Socceroos are on track to become future Caltex Socceroos through the experience they gain from competing in competitions such as this, and hopefully at the AFC U-19 Championship and FIFA U-20 World Cup.

“We would like to thank the Victorian Government and the Greater Shepparton City Council for their valuable support in hosting this event, and to the AFC for entrusting it to us,” concluded Gallop.

For more information refer to the attached media release.