The quarter finals of the Melbourne Asian Community Cup will take place on Sunday November 30 at Darebin International Sports Centre featuring Afghanistan 1, Afghanistan 2, Australia, Australia A, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan and Vietnam.

Semi Final Schedule:

Venue: Darebin International Sports Centre

Start Time          Home Team            Away Team
1pm                       Japan                       Vietnam
1pm                       Australia                  Iraq
3pm                      Indonesia                 Afghan2
3pm                      Afghan                      Australia A

The quarter finalists qualified after three exciting qualifying rounds held at the Darebin International Sports Centre on October, 26, November 9 and November 16, 2014.

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

While the preliminary matches will be played at Darebin International Sports Centre, the grand finalists will play off at Etihad Stadium ahead of Melbourne Victory’s clash with Sydney FC on December 13.

The annual 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.

Ken Lam, President of the Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association said “Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association was happy with the qualifiers saying “The football in the qualifiers was exciting and high scoring with 132 goals over 24 games.”

“The eight quarter finalists are all equally matched and we look forward to some great match ups.”

Melbourne Victory FC Chief Executive, Ian Robson, said ”  It has been fantastic to see the Melbourne Asian Cup tournament go from strength to strength.  Melbourne Victory FC is delighted to be able to engage diverse communities through football and to partner with the Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association again this year to deliver this great community event.  We look forward to seeing the finalists compete at our annual U-Nite match on December 13 before Melbourne Victory take on Sydney FC at Etihad Stadium.

MVP Award
Konjol, Arnold (Indonesia) – 6 votes
Oghanna, Christopher (Iraq) – 5 votes
Tran, Hiep (Vietnam) – 5 votes

Golden Boot
Konjol,  Arnold (Indonesia) – 8 goals
Khamees, Vladimir (Iraq) – 5 goals

Event Details:
Event: Melbourne Asian Community Cup
Venue: Darebin International Sports Centre, 281 Darebin Road, Thornbury
Quarter Finals: Sunday November 30, 2014
Semi Finals: Sunday December 7, 2014
Final:  Saturday December 13, 2014 (Melbourne Victory Curtain Raiser At Etihad Stadium)

Tournament Contact: Ken Lam – 0400 979 685
Tournament Website:
Facebook: Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association

Full Qualifiication Results:

Date    Team    Score    Team
Day 1 26/10/14    Vietnam     1:0    Australia
Day 1 26/10/14    Malaysia     12:0    Zambia
Day 1 26/10/14    Afghan Youth    2:1    Hong Kong
Day 1 26/10/14    Indonesia     0:0    East Timor
Day 1 26/10/14    Iraq    2:1    Burma
Day 1 26/10/14    China    1:2    Japan
Day 1 26/10/14    Iran    3:3    Thailand
Day 1 26/10/14    Afghan 2    0:3    Australia A
Day 2 09/11/14    Iran    0:5    Afghan 2
Day 2 09/11/14    Thailand    1:9    Australia A
Day 2 09/11/14    Iraq    7:0    China
Day 2 09/11/14    Burma    3:3    Japan
Day 2 09/11/14    Australia    3:2    Malaysia
Day 2 09/11/14    Vietnam    4:3    Zambia
Day 2 09/11/14    Hong Kong    3:5    Indonesia
Day 2 09/11/14    Afghan Youth     4:3    East Timor
Day 3 16/11/14    Iraq    2:2    Japan
Day 3 16/11/14    Burma    3:1    China
Day 3 16/11/14    Iran    1:2    Australia A
Day 3 16/11/14    Thailand    3:3    Afghan 2
Day 3 16/11/14    Hong Kong    1:6    East Timor
Day 3 16/11/14    Afghan Youth    2:5    Indonesia
Day 3 16/11/14    Australia    7:4    Zambia
Day 3 16/11/14    Vietnam    2:2    Malaysia

Final Group Standings:

Group A    Points
Vietnam          7
Australia         6
Malaysia         4
Zambia           0

Group B    Points
Indonesia        7
Afghan Youth    6
East Timor      4
Hong Kong      0

Group C    Points
Iraq                   7
Japan               5
Burma              4
China               0

Group D    Points
Australia A      7
Afghanistan    4
Thailand          2
Iran                  4


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