High-Ranked Iran Overdue Asian Cup Success
Recent form dictates that Iran, the top ranked team in Asia, are one of the favourites to win the Asian Cup but despite their pedigree they have developed a reputation for underperforming in the regions premier tournament.
Qatars ASIAN CUP Flop Augurs Ill for 2018 World Cup Shot
The furore over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar shows no sign of abating and a miserable Asian Cup showing by the Gulf nation indicates critics could soon have a solid footballing argument for opposing the move.
ASIAN CUP 2015: Iran Advances After Win Against Qatar.
However, Iran created a couple of opportunities and could have scored at least one more goal in the 1 ��� 0 match against Qatar held at Stadium Australia in Sydney and counting for the 2015 edition of the football Asian Cup��.
Breakout AFC Asian Cup or yet another false dawn for Team.
China is assured of a quarterfinal berth at the Asian Cup after two back-to-back group wins against Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. However, it is too early to say if the sleeping giants are ready to take a significant step forward��.
Factbox-Profile on Jordan Team for 2015 Asian Cup
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North Korea bow out of ASIAN CUP amid hope that bridges.
Despite an absolute lack of supporters from their own country, North Koreas appearance at the Asian Cup has still captured the imagination of local fans.
Canberra Stadium pitch the best in the ASIAN CUP ahead of Iran v Iraq quarter.
Fifteen years after the debacle of having the grass needing to be painted green for the 2000 Olympic Games football tournament, Canberra Stadium has become the darling of the Asian Cup. The playing surface has been given rave reviews ahead of Friday .
Asian Cup daily: goalkeepers shine as tournament delivers.
China, South Korea and Uzbekistan all won on day two of the Asian Cup ��� heres how it happened and whats coming up on day three.
ASIAN CUP TV ratings bonanza spreads through continent
While most of the players based in the bigger east Asian and lucrative Middle Eastern leagues are sitting in comfortable positions, there are a number of those in the lower leagues looking to impress scouts and coaches. Players from the likes of.
Iraq and Palestine focus on the football amid troubles at.
Type the words football and Gaza into Google and the first hit is unlikely to be Palestines 2015 AFC Asian Cup campaign. Just days after the World Cup final, four boys, Ahed Atef Bakr, Zakaria Ahed Bakr, Mohamed Ramez��.
ASIAN CUP update: China vs.Australia tonight
But the overwhelming likelihood is that with so much at stake for one of Asian footballs biggest under-achievers, China coach Alain Perrin will roll the dice even if he is not 100 per cent fit. Perrin admitted after the Korea match that his side.
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Australia Praying for Positive Start in ASIAN CUP
An anxious Australia will hope to avert an attack of stage-fright in their Asian Cup opener against Kuwait on Friday which kicks off the biggest soccer tournament ever hosted in the sports-mad country.
Azmoun stunner sends Iran into last eight of Asian Cup.
Sydney (AFP) - Sardar Azmouns brilliant solo goal earned Iran a 1-0 win over Qatar and a place in the Asian Cup quarter-finals alongside United Arab Emirates on Thursday. Solid Qatari defending kept Iran at bay until shortly��.
Few criticisms after successful 2015 Asian Cup group stage in Australia
Yet there is a genuine feeling that at the end of the group stage, the 2015 Asian Cup is looking good. The average Australian may not yet be on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome of the next game and neither is the continent in general but twas ever.
VIDEO: Honda misses Asian Cup sitter - Goal.com
Japan star Keisuke Honda squandered a glorious chance in the second half of his sides Asian Cup group stage win over Iraq at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The 28-year-old AC Milan forward received a great ball from��.
Expect the Unexpected in North Koreas Asian Cup Campaign
North Korea make their fourth appearance at the Asian Cup this month and if the trail of controversies that has followed the team at major tournaments in recent years is anything to go by, their campaign in Australia is likely to be far from boring.
Neighbour knockout: Iran and Iraq prepare for intense Asian Cup showdown
The Canberra Stadium has seen its fair share of action so far in the 2015 Asian Cup but the excitement levels in Australias capital will reach new heights once the scheduled quarter-final begins there on Friday. Western Asian heavyweights Iraq and.
Asian Cup: Jordan downs Palestine 5-1 in Group D | Sports.
Hamza Aldaradreh scored four goals and set up another as Jordan kept its Asian Cup hopes alive with a 5-1 win over the Palestinian team on Friday.
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Socceroos v China: Team Dragon profile
Perrin did what he had to to get Chain into the Asian Cup, then rebuilt his team, much in the same way to Ange Postecoglou. He has kept expectations low, while slowly building his teams confidence in themselves. Perrin knows how big the game against .
ASIAN CUP: Australia 4-1 Kuwait | Match report - The Guardian
Australia overcame a poor start to kick off their Asian Cup campaign with an emphatic 4-1 win over Kuwait in Melbourne.
Asian Cup quarter-final: China 0-2 Australia ��� as it happened
Am I the only one who thinks Cahills header was better than his overhead kick? What a leap. A great individual performance and if, as expected, the Socceroos face Japan in the semi-final they will need more of the same from their half-man, half-salmon .
Tim Cahill double against China sends Australia into ASIAN CUP semi-finals
Tim Cahill came to Australias rescue again, scoring two goals, one of them among the most spectacular ever seen at an Asian Cup, to lead the host-nation into the semi-finals. With his team-mates all fluffing their chances in front of goal, Cahill took.
Asian Cup 2015: China scouting report | Australia Scout
China have been a pleasant surprise of the 2015 Asian Cup. Context. After scraping through qualifying (finishing as the best third-placed team of the qualifying groups only on goal difference) they have now recorded three��.
ASIAN CUP daily: Iran the new home favourites - The Guardian
A goal rush, Iranian fervour, animal print shirts and a Socceroos blow ��� how day three of the Asian Cup panned out and what to expect on day four.
Palestine Ready for Moment in the Asian Cup Spotlight
Since the jubilation of qualifying for a maiden Asian Cup campaign Palestine have lost their coach, seen friendly matches cancelled, had players blocked from travel and been involved a bloody conflict, but still they refuse to be downhearted.
ASIAN CUP - The Lowdown: Iran v Iraq
Possibly the best-performing centre back this tournament, the young Iranian has become the leader in the back line of one of the strongest defensive nations in Asia. He does not provide too much for the highlight reels, but his influence and.
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Tim Cahill Scored on an Awesome Overhead Kick at the.
Thursday in the Asian Cup quarterfinals vs. China the Australia captain added another great finish to his resume with this overhead kick(*) from close-range that helped push the Socceroos into the semis via 2-0 win. Making��.
Asian Cup provides staggering statistics
The cumulative average viewership in China for its teams matches at the Asian Cup in Australia (27.5 million, including CCTV-5 and the regional broadcasters) was already higher after two matches than the cumulative average viewership for all the China .
Asian Cup: Koreans top Group A at Asian Cup as Oman.
Lee Jeong-hyeops first-half goal gave South Korea a 1-0 win over hosts Australia in Brisbane on Saturday and top spot in Group A heading into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals. Both teams went into the game with six��.
ASIAN CUP provides Palestine fans with more than football.
From the perspective of fans, more than anything else its the sense of legitimacy that makes Palestines appearance in the Asian Cup so important.
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Factbox-Profile on Palestine Team for 2015 ASIAN CUP
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War-Torn Iraq Seek Asian Cup Fillip
Sporting success is an effective relief for any war-torn nation and Iraq, caught in a bloody war with Islamic State, will be seeking more respite when they launch their campaign for a second Asian Cup title in Australia.
Australia Expect Defensive Slogs at ASIAN CUP
Asian Cup hosts Australia do not expect the same free-flowing contests that marked their World Cup campaign in Brazil and are gearing up to face teams intent on stifling their attacking threat in the group stage, said midfielder Mark Bresciano.
China Stun Uzbekistan 2-1 at ASIAN CUP
China scored twice in 13 minutes to come from behind and upset Uzbekistan 2-1 at the Asian Cup on Wednesday to book themselves a spot in the quarter-finals.
ASIAN CUP: South Korea beats Uzbekistan 2-0 in extra-time as Son Heung-min.
The South Koreans, seeking their first Asian title since 1960, had faced some nervous moments in the second period of extra time but held firm to set up a meeting with Iran or Iraq in Sydney on Monday for a place in the final. The quarter-final was the.
Profile on Oman Team for 2015 Asian Cup
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Israel omission from ASIAN CUP video embarrasses Asian Football Confederation
Israel hosted and won the Asian Cup in 1964, the only piece of silverware in the countrys football cabinet, during a golden age in which it finished runner-up in the previous two tournaments and third in 1968 (albeit against much weaker competition.
Hopes Run High for In-Form UAE at ASIAN CUP
The United Arab Emirates have made it past the group stages of the Asian Cup only twice in nine attempts but that should not be a concern this time around in Australia given the recent form of the close-knit group.
Iran and Iraq prepare for intense Asian Cup showdown.
The Canberra Stadium has seen its fair share of action so far in the 2015 Asian Cup but the excitement levels in Australias capital will reach new heights once the scheduled quarter-final begins there on Friday. Western Asian��.
China v Australia: sleeping dragon awakens at ASIAN CUP
The Asian Cup has thrown up a number of surprises but none more jolting than China topping Group B with a perfect record of three wins from three. A chance to reach the semi-finals awaits Alain Perrins side when they play hosts Australia in Brisbane.
ASIAN CUP 2015: Australia 0-1 South Korea - as it happened.
The Socceroos slip to defeat in their final group game of the Asian Cup.
Factbox-Profile on Iraq Team for 2015 ASIAN CUP
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Profile on China Team for 2015 Asian Cup
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Asian Cup: Tim Cahill propels Socceroos to 2-0 win over China with two.
Tim Cahill has lit up the Asian Cup with a display of stupendous goalscoring to put the Socceroos through to the semi-finals in a 2-0 win over China in Brisbane. External Link: Quarter Final 2 China v Australia. Cahill matched his World Cup screamer.
Asian Cup 2015: Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou ready to adopt World Cup.
Video; Image. Mile Sterjovski previews Socceroos v China Asian Cup quarter-final 6:15. Play video. http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/. Mile Sterjovski previews the Asian Cup quarter-final between the Socceroos and China. Fox Sports; 22 Jan 2015 .
Iraq-Iran play for ASIAN CUP semifinal spot; Japan vs UAE
Neighbors and fierce rivals Iran and Iraq will meet in the Asian Cup quarterfinals on Friday, while defending champion and title favorite Japan will face the United Arab Emirates. Here are some things to watch: ___. IRAN VS. IRAQ (0630 GMT): The .