Asia

Saturday, January 17, 2015

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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

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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

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 a 4-1 over Qatar, the United Arab Emirates would be within touching distance of a quarter-final spot 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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Pep Guardiola's men were as impeccable as ever in a money-spinning friendly in the oil-rich nation, with youngster Mitchell Weiser starring by bagging a double

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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

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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