Brisbane Roar welcomes Korean community

Two days after Australia’s group stage at the AFC Asian Cup 2015 was determined, the cream of Brisbane’s Korean community entertainment will be on display at Suncorp Stadium as newly crowned Premiers Brisbane Roar face Melbourne Heart tomorrow night.

Two days after Australia-s group stage at the AFC Asian Cup 2015 was determined, the cream of Brisbane-s Korean community entertainment will be on display at Suncorp Stadium as newly crowned Premiers Brisbane Roar face Melbourne Heart tomorrow night.

Korea Republic was drawn in Group A of next year-s tournament alongside the Socceroos, Kuwait and Oman with Brisbane hosting the Australia-Korea Republic final group stage fixture on 17 January 2015.

The AFC Asian Cup trophy will be at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night with activities including Korean cultural performance, Tae-Kwon Do demonstration, three K-Pop dance groups and DJ playing K-Pop classics and the latest Korean chartbusters on the North Plaza.

In an extra boost for Brisbane Roar members and fans, the Premiers- Plate will also be on display at Suncorp Stadium on the South Plaza.

AFC Asian Cup LOC CEO Michael Brown said the Korean entertainment was a taste of what will be on offer in January 2015 when Australia hosts Asia-s largest sporting event.

“Our goal is to give fans a unique experience when they attend Asian Cup matches in January 2015,” Mr Brown said.

“The 16 competing teams in the 2015 Asian Cup will all have their own styles on the field and we want to give fans a sense of the diverse cultures off the field as well.

“With Brisbane Roar running its first ever Korean community night, fans will get a sample of Korean culture and the type of atmosphere that they will see at stadiums in January 2015.”

Brisbane Roar and Socceroos midfielder Matt McKay, who spent a season in South Korea with K-League side Busan I-Park between 2012 and 2013, welcomed the Korean engagement and said he was looking forward to next year-s AFC Asian Cup.

“It-s great for Brisbane to get that marquee clash against Korea in the final group game,” McKay said.

“It-ll be like a final for us, a lot like what we-re experiencing now at the Roar - the last group game that you can treat like a quarter-final, semi-final or final.”

The AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 will take place between 9-31 January 2015 with Brisbane hosting six group stage matches and one quarter-final. The other host cities are Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Newcastle.

Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Heart Friday, 28 March 2014 Suncorp Stadium, Milton Korean Community Entertainment Starts: 5.45pm at the North Plaza Kick off: 7pm