Asia

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Two second-half strikes ensured the middle-eastern nation advanced to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup

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The attacking pair found the back of the net in either half as the Samurai Blue topped Group D ahead of second-placed Iraq

Monday, January 19, 2015

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The two sides had already secured their place in the quarter-finals but it was Quieroz's men who sealed top spot in Group C

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Both sides were already out of the tournament but it was Bahrain who at least salvaged some pride thanks to the goalkeeper's embarrassing error

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Keisuke Honda was handed a fine for comments about officials after the 4-0 win over Palestine, with the nation hoping for a more balanced refereeing performance in their next game

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The Frenchman could miss out on the chance to battle Sepp Blatter for the presidency of the world governing body if he fails to gain support from FA heads

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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With a place in the quarter-finals already secured, China made it three wins from three to march into the Asian Cup knockout stages

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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 Poland star scored his side's third in their latest warm-up game, with Dante, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Claudio Pizarro also finding the net

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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

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The victors from Sunday's match will join China in the last-eight and having done less travelling than their opponents, it's the Saudi's who will be most confident

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Having already secured their place in the knockout rounds, China will be looking to ensure they finish with a third win to set up an easier tie

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After losing their first two games, the two sides met in a battle to avoid bottom spot and it was Paul Le Guen's men who came out on top with a narrow win

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