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31st May 2023 Issue no. 658

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Asian Cup: hosts Australia asked to strengthen security

Australia has been asked to strengthen security for next month's Asian Cup following the hostage siege in Sydney. The Asian Football Confederation is worried about safety plans in the wake of Monday's events in a cafe that left two hostages and their captor dead.

"Thousands of media and fans will be travelling to Australia for the competition," said AFC general secretary Alex Soosay. "Their security is our utmost priority."

Soosay continued: "We have asked [Australia's local organising committee] to provide extra security in team and AFC hotels, as well as police escorts for all official activities, in addition to an increase in security across all venues."

The Asian Cup is the continent's biggest football tournament and features 16 teams from across the region, including Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Palestine, China, Japan, South Korea and North Korea.

The event will be held in Australia for the first time from 9-31 January 2015.

Source: BBC

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