Asia

Monday, 23 June 2014

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The coach has seen his side win convincingly twice and will look to head into the knockout stages with the confidence of three straight group victories

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COMMENT: The hard-working attacking midfielder would surely have been in the framework for Brazil 2014 if his impressive A-League campaign had continued

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The South Korea boss admitted his side's defending left a lot to be desired as they slumped to a crucial defeat against Algeria on Sunday

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The African nation raced into a three-goal in the first half and, though they were made to work in the second period, sealed a crucial victory

Sunday, 22 June 2014

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The Socceroos may be heading home, but they are aiming to cause an upset before they leave by inflicting further misery onto the deposed world champions

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The four-cap Socceroo will be back on home soil next term after agreeing a short-term switch to Kenny Lowe's side

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ADVERTORIAL: The J-League giants have launched official Facebook pages in three languages - English, Thai and Indonesian - ahead of their trip to Myanmar for a friendly

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The coach has been criticised by supporters for adopting a negative game-plan against Belgium, but says he has no regrets over his tactics ahead of his nation's next test

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Not one Asian nation has picked up a win in the World Cup so far, but that could all change on Sunday as the Reds look to take a big step towards the last-16

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The Albiceleste captain's stunning injury-time goal secured the three points for his side but he insists they haven't yet performed to their full potential at this World Cup

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Alejandro Sabella's men were expected to record a commanding win after failing to live up to expectations in their opener, and once again they were bailed out by a moment of magic

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Alejandro Sabella's side were frustrated by superbly resilient opposition until the Barcelona star bent home a fantastic goal in second-half injury time

Saturday, 21 June 2014

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The Asian giants were denied two points by Aleksandr Kerzhakov's equaliser for Russia while the north Africans fell victim to a late Belgium comeback in Belo Horizonte

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The Iran coach says his players need to be one step ahead of their rivals in Saturday's Group F game, but claims they won't focus solely on the Barcelona forward

Friday, 20 June 2014

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Greece' 10 men battled to a point on Thursday but their head coach believes they could have stolen a win had their counterattacking been stronger

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The Samurai Blue were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man Greece on Thursday and their coach believes a lack of cutting edge in attack cost his side dearly

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The Barcelona star got off the mark for the tournament with a stunning strike against Bosnia & Herzegovina and he and his team-mates are after more goals

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Alberto Zaccheroni's men are now in a perilous position after failing to break down Greece despite the first-half dismissal of Konstantinos Katsouranis