The Socceroos have made it to their second successive Final of the AFC Asian Cup and will battle it out with two-time Asian Cup champions South Korea, Tonight in Sydney.
Free to Air coverage of the action will be live on ABC TV and ABC iview from 7.30pm AEDT, with live coverage also on ABC Radio and ABC Online.
Fox Sports will also provide its excellent coverage hosted by Adam Peacock and featuring former Socceroos John Aloisi, Mark Bosnich, Ned Zelic and John Kosmina, Asian Cup Hub provide two hours of comprehensive pre-match coverage from 6.00pm AEDT, before the big game kicks off at 8.00pm AEDT live in HD on Fox Sports channel 505.
Justin Holdforth, Head of ABC Sport and Events, said: “Congratulations to Ange and the Socceroos on making it through to the big day in Sydney on Saturday. We’ve now reached the climax of the biggest football tournament ever held in Australia, and we are proud to be bringing coverage of the Asian Cup Australia 2015 Final, LIVE and free-to-air nationally.”
Live on ABC TV and ABC iview, Stephanie Brantz will be joined by a panel of experts including former Socceroos Brett Emerton and Archie Thompson, as well as ABC Grandstand’s Gerard Whateley, with live crosses from the field by Francis Leach.
Match broadcast times by state:
Saturday 31 January - Football: Asian Cup – Australia 2015: Final (LIVE)
NSW 7.30pm ABC
VIC 7.30pm ABC
TAS 7.30pm ABC
ACT 7.30pm ABC
SA 7.00pm ABC
WA 4.30pm ABC
QLD 6.30pm ABC2
NT 6.00pm ABC
This weeks ABC TV coverage of the AFC Asian Cup Semi Final between the Socceroos and the United Arab Emirates had a national (metro+regional) average audience of 1.1 million and a metro average of 730,000. Sydney had the highest average audience and share with 336,000 viewers of the match, and 19.4% share in the timeslot. While the Fox Sports coverage had a national average audience of 362,000 million.