Friday, 30 January 2015

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South Korea have won every game they have played at this year's Asian Cup, but Ki Sung-yueng feels Australia are favourites for the final.

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The club dropped out of Japan's top division following their shock relegation last season, but one of their former players is expecting a swift upturn in fortunes

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Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa has rubbished suggestions Australia may be expelled.

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Ahead of what is potentially an era-defining showdown in Sydney this weekend, we look back at the route Ange Postecoglou's men have taken to earn a shot at glory

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Ange Postecoglou and his players have plenty of factors counting in their favour as they seek to respond to defeat at the hands of South Korea earlier in the tournament

Thursday, 29 January 2015

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SPECIAL REPORT: With the deadline approaching for candidates to submit their applications, Goal takes a look at the six hopefuls for the most influential role in football

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Mahdi Ali hopes is hoping that his team will employ the lessons learned from their semi-final loss to Australia in order to overcome the Lions of Mesopotamia in Newcastle

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Goal's Australian and Korean editions compare notes ahead of the eagerly anticipated regional decider, as a crunch game looms at Stadium Australia

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Goal Australia tries to guess which combination of players Ange Postecoglou will call upon for the tournament decider against South Korea at Stadium Australia on Saturday night

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Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan wants to exorcise his country's demons from the 2011 Asian Cup final when they take on South Korea in Sydney.

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John van 't Schip's side have brought in another reinforcement ahead of their return to league action, luring a versatile and promising player from LionsXII

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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The young forward started his team's only defeat of the tournament and it came against their opponents in Saturday's final, with revenge on the cards for Ange Postecoglou's men

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The talisman didn't get on the scoresheet in Newcastle and believes the tournament hosts could have done better as they advanced to the all-important decider in Sydney

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The star midfielder claims his team-mates will have no fear of the Taeguk Warriors in this weekend's decisive game despite losing to them earlier in the tournament

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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The men in green and gold have an historic chance to make a major addition to their trophy cabinet in front of their own fans this weekend and their boss wants them to grasp it

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A blistering opening to the game at Hunter Stadium ultimately proved enough for Ange Postecoglou's men, but they will surely face a tougher test again South Korea in the final

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The host nation will face South Korea in the tournament decider after overcoming Mahdi Ali's men thanks to early goals from defensive duo Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson

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The Japan international says that dropping down to J2 could prove beneficial, particularly for his old side's younger players, but only if lessons are learned