IANS at Sportskeeda:
Following 32 matches, 85 goals, inspired individual performances and impressive team showings, Australia’s first taste of hosting the Asian Cup football has proved a massive success.
Across five cities on Australia’s east coast, bumper crowds were treated to a spectacle of Asian football that delivered on its promise to live up to the hype, reports Xinhua.
Average crowds reached over 34,000 throughout knockouts while a sell-out crowd of 76,385 attended the final in Sydney Saturday, taking the tournament average to more than 20,000 per game and proving Australia’s love and commitment to sport, in particular football. And their team did make them proud.