The Sydney Harbour Bridge will project messages of support via Twitter for the countries competing in the 2015 Asian Cup ahead of tomorrow night's Final Draw.
Football fans will be able to see their messages of support for AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 and the competing teams on the south pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to celebrate the tournament-s Final Draw.
The bridge pylon will be lit up on Tuesday and Wednesday nights with football images from the 15 teams to qualify for AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 to mark the Final Draw on Wednesday at the Sydney Opera House.
The Local Organising Committee for the AFC Asian Cup is working with projection specialists Spinifex Group to bring the display, including the Tweets, to life.
Fans can tweet their messages of support using the handle @afcasiancup and the hash-tag #AC2015.
Selected messages will be projected on to the pylon after Wednesday night-s draw which is being telecast live on Fox Sports News at 7pm. To be considered for projection on the Bridge Tweets should not contain photos or links.
“This is a fantastic way for fans to be a part of the Final Draw celebration,” LOC CEO Michael Brown said.
“Fans from around Australia and throughout Asia will be watching the Draw with interest to see where their team will be playing and who they-ll have to beat to make the final stages of Asia-s biggest football tournament.
“They will be able to Tweet with their support of their team or their thoughts about the Draw and selected Tweets will be projected on to the pylon.”
The 15 nations to qualify for AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 are Australia as hosts, defending champions Japan, Korea Republic and 2012 AFC Challenge Cup winners DPR Korea, along with Bahrain, China, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan.
The last spot will go to the winner of the AFC Challenge Cup, played in May.
The 16 finalists will take part in a 23-day festival of football in five cities which the Socceroos will kick off on January 9, 2015, in Melbourne, with the final set for Sydney-s Stadium Australia on January 31, 2015.
The tournament is being financially supported by the Australian Government and the NSW, Victorian, Queensland and ACT Governments.
Fox Sports will broadcast the AFC Asian Cup throughout Australia.
Tickets for AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 will be on sale in May 2014.
For more information on AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 visit www.afcasiancup.com
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