Asia

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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A solitary goal eight minutes into the second half was enough to send Iran and United Arab Emirates through to the second phase with one game left to play in the group stage

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The winners took the lead after just 140seconds but it was an own goal which secured the win and ended their opponents' campaign

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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The winger hopes his side can put in a proud display for the fans as they look to boost their chances of progressing to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup

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After thrashing Qatar 4-1 in their opening fixture, Mahdi Ali's side would be within touching distance of a place in the next round if they pick up a second straight victory

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Odil Ahmedov put the Central Asian side in the lead, but Xi Wu and Ke Sun were able to come from behind to take all three points and go into pole position

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The veteran forward, captain in place of the injured Mile Jedinak on Tuesday, has laid down the gauntlet to his team's next opponents after a convincing win in Sydney

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Sitting on three points each, victory for either side will severely boost their chances of progressing beyond the group stage when they clash on Wednesday

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Both teams lost their opening match 1-0 and are looking to remain in the competition by picking up all three points when they meet at AAMI Park

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Ange Postecoglou's men made easy work of their opponents to claim a second win in the group, placing them above South Korea with a much better goal difference

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Tae-Hee Nam scored the only goal in a narrow win to build on their opening day win over Oman as they look to boost their chances of beating Australia to top spot

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The Morocco international has cut short a season-long loan at Stoke City to make the move to Dubai after failing to make an impact on Merseyside under Brendan Rodgers

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The reigning champions began the Asian Cup with a 4-0 win over Palestine but their head coach is eager to switch their focus quickly to the next clash with Iraq

Monday, January 12, 2015

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The German coach was less than impressed with his side's overall play in their Asian Cup opener and wants to see a more complete performance on Tuesday

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The Socceroos skipper has picked up an ankle injury but Ange Postecoglou's side will be eager to secure passage from the group as soon as possible

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The 23-year-old midfielder netted in the 77th minute to break the deadlock and ensure that his side got the Asian Cup off to a winning start in Brisbane on Monday

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It was a simple three points for the Group D favourites at Hunter Stadium, with Yasuhito Endo, Shinji Okazaki, Keisuke Honda and Maya Yoshida all finding the net

Sunday, January 11, 2015