Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Uli Stielike's men edged them out of contention to qualify for the World Cup last summer but their head coach has promised a memorable win in the Asian Cup last eight

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A potential semi-final against Japan awaits the winners of Thursday's clash in Brisbane, with the Chinese having won the last two encounters between the sides

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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The German trainer was delighted with his side's Asia Cup triumph over hosts Australia which saw the Taegeuk Warriors secure top spot in Group A

Saturday, January 17, 2015

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The Socceroos captain insists his side must take the positives from from Saturday's reverse and pick themselves up ahead of a quarter-final clash with China

Friday, January 16, 2015

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The AC Milan playmaker scored his second penalty of the tournament so far as the Samurai Blue put distraction surrounding the head coach to one side

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Defeats to Australia and South Korea mean the duo cannot progress beyond the group stage - but neither wish to head home with no points

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Each side has maximum points from their opening two matches at the Asian Cup but it is the hosts who have looked the more impressive so far

Monday, January 12, 2015

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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

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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 best goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards of the past year, voted by professionals, will be honoured at the Ballon d'Or Gala. Goal looks at how the system works

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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The Eredivisie-based centre-back wants his green and gold colleagues to focus after making a strong start to the competition on home soil

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The four-time winners and tournament favourites endured a dismal World Cup campaign last summer and Keisuke Honda warns they will take nothing for granted

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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The two-time Asian Cup winners began their 2015 campaign with a narrow win over Oman but their German coach is confident they will improve throughout the tournament

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Despite dominating the game for long periods, the 21-year-old's header just past the hour mark was their only goal and they had Ignatiy Nesterov to thank for a stunning late save

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Ali Al Habsi was in inspired form for the Gulf nation, who hit the crossbar late on, in a game of several chances but wayward finishing