Asia

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Carlos Queiroz's men need to win against Safet Susic's eliminated side and rely on Nigeria losing to Argentina in Porto Alegre to have any chance of making the round of 16

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COMMENT: The Asian champions have come up woefully short so far in the World Cup leaving many questions to answer, not least their stress-free qualification campaign

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Colombia assured their place in the last 16 thanks to wins over Cote d'Ivoire and Greece and their coach admits to being disappointed by the Japanese performances so far

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The Asian champions are expected to depart the World Cup at the group stage following two poor showings and their Italian coach has lamented his team's mentality

Monday, June 23, 2014

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Samurai Blue were expected to lead the Asian charge at the World Cup but after a defeat and a draw they are on the brink of going home early

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Vicente del Bosque's men swept aside the Socceroos to secure third place in Group B, with their elimination already having been assured

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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

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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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

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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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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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With both sides struggling for a cutting edge in front of goal in their openers, Al Hain-Cole is not expecting to see many goals when they come face-to-face in a tight encounter

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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

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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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

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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