By Zjan Shirinian

Jordan's footballers will be based at Mazenod College ahead of the start of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup ©Getty ImagesA school in the Australian state of Victoria has been chosen as the pre-competition base for Jordan's national football team ahead of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.

Mazenod College, a catholic school for boys in Monash, is the third location to be picked as a preparation camp.

Bahrain's footballers will train in Ballarat, a city also in the state of Victoria, while China will prepare at Campbelltown in the west of Sydney.

The 13 other teams in the quadrennial tournament have yet to announce the location on the their pre-competition camps.

"Jordan's decision to choose Mazenod is a great vote of confidence in our community, and demonstrates the hard work and positivity of our bid in providing a welcoming and world class facility," said s Mazenod College principal Fr Michael Twigg.

"As a welcoming multicultural community, we stand ready to fully embrace Jordan and its football supporters and our bid found genuine connections between Jordanian and Australian cultures."

Stadium Australia in Sydney will stage the final of the Asian Cup, the first to be held outside of Asia ©Getty ImagesStadium Australia in Sydney will stage the final of the Asian Cup, the first to be held outside of Asia ©Getty Images

He added: "The students of Mazenod College and members of Mazenod United Football Club will play a large role in the volunteering of services for the camp and the opportunity will be open to anyone in the community."

The Asian Cup is being held outside of Asia for the first time in its history, and is due to take place from January 9 to 31.

Five venues - in Brisbane, Newcastle, Syndey, Canberra and Melbourne - will stage matches.

Asian Cup Australia 2015 Local Organising Committee chief executive Michael Brown said: "I am delighted to see Mazenod has been chosen by Jordan for their Asian Cup pre-competition camp.

"The Local Organising Committee identified pre-competition camps as an important opportunity for Australian communities, and today's announcement highlights how a strong community can take centre stage in the lead-up to our event."

Jordan are scheduled to play two games in Melbourne against Palestine on January 16 and defending champions Japan on January 20.

Their first game is due in Brisbane on January 12 against Iraq.

Fox Sports will broadcast the AFC Asian Cup throughout Australia, with Japan the defending champions after beating Australia 1-0 in extra time in 2011 in Qatar's capital Doha.

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