Socceroos semi-final a sell-out

The Socceroos will play before a packed Newcastle Stadium for their AFC Asian Cup semi-final against the UAE tomorrow night, with the match officially sold-out.

It is the fourth time from their five appearances Ange Postecoglou's side have attracted a sell-out crowd and the seventh for the tournament, which has already seen 504,046 fans attend 28 matches over 14 days in five cities.

The Socceroos played before sell-out crowds in Melbourne and Brisbane for their Group matches and the quarter-final in Brisbane, and a crowd of 50,276 attended Sydney’s Stadium Australia for the clash against Oman.

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Ticketholders are urged to take advantage of free public transport to Newcastle Stadium on Tuesday night and encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the pre-match activities in the precinct.

Stadium Ticket Offices open from 5pm, with gates opening from 5.30pm.

The Socceroos play the United Arab Emiriates in the Semi-Finals of the AFC Asian Cup on Tuesday 27 January with the match to be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports 505 and LIVE on ABC 1 from 8pm AEDT.