Australia formally joins ASEAN Football Federation

Football Federation Australia says it has been admitted as a

full member of the ASEAN Football Federation after a regional

meeting in East Timor.

Australia joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006 and

now has been formally integrated into the southeast Asian

federation, one of four regional groups in the continental football


AFF secretary general Azzuddin Ahmad said in a statement issued

by FFA that Australia ”today joins the other 11 countries of AFF

as an equal, and we look forward to working closely with Australia

in the years to come.”

Australia is due to host the Asian Cup in 2015.