Begins Sat 8 Jan, LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS
Socceroos v UAE (Warm-up fixture), Thu 6 Jan, 1am AEDST, LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 1HD & FOX SPORTS 1
Despite the disappointment of failing to progress through the group stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Socceroos have cause for optimism ahead of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. Australia is the highest ranked AFC nation heading into the tournament, currently 20th in the world, and deserves favouritism ahead of the January 8 kick off. Holger Osiek has instilled an attacking mindset in his charges, for what will be their biggest test since South Africa.