Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 13:14
Asian Cup: Hosts Australia asked to strengthen security.
Australia has been asked to strengthen security for next month's Asian Cup following the hostage siege in Sydney.
The Asian Football Confederation is worried about safety plans in the wake of Monday's events in a cafe that left two hostages and their captor dead.
The Asian Cup is the continent's biggest football tournament and features 16 teams from across the region, including Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Palestine, China, Japan, South Korea and North Korea.
The event will be held in Australia for the first time from 9-31st January 2015.