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Japan sweep past Iran into Asian Cup final

Japan sweep past Iran into Asian Cup final

Japan booked their place in the AFC Asian Cup final as three second half goals saw them produce an emphatic 3-0 win over tournament favourites Iran at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain. 29 Jan 2019
Haterz gonna hate Arnie - but should they?

Haterz gonna hate Arnie - but should they?

I get the hate for Graham Arnold. 28 Jan 2019
Thoughts on Oz v UAE

Thoughts on Oz v UAE

Not only can I hardly bear to write this, I can hardly bear to think about it. Australia are out. 26 Jan 2019
Iran smash past China into semis

Iran smash past China into semis

Iran will face Japan in the first of the AFC Asian Cup semi-finals after they overcame China 3-0 at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in front of a crowd of 19,578. 25 Jan 2019
Zaccheroni: I don't know anything about Australia

Zaccheroni: I don't know anything about Australia

UAE coach Alberto Zaccheroni admits he does not “know anything” about Australia ahead of their quarter-final clash at the Asian Cup. 23 Jan 2019
Thoughts on Oz vs Uzbekistan

Thoughts on Oz vs Uzbekistan

Yet another ordeal for Socceroos fans, but somehow we scraped through. 22 Jan 2019
Shootout king Ryan saves Australia

Shootout king Ryan saves Australia

As a child fan, Mat Ryan watched from the stands as Mark Schwarzer's penalty shoot out heroics sent Australia to Germany 2006. Today he tasted that joy for himself at the Asian Cup. 22 Jan 2019
Spotkick hero Leckie: It was all Ryan!

Spotkick hero Leckie: It was all Ryan!

Super sub Mat Leckie came off the bench to score the crucial spot kick to take Australia to the Asian Cup quarter finals - but laid all the credit in the hands of his keeper hero Mat Ryan. 22 Jan 2019
Australia v Uzbekistan player ratings

Australia v Uzbekistan player ratings

Our player ratings might shed some light on why it took penalties for Australia to see off Uzbekistan. 22 Jan 2019
Leckie like a new signing for Arnie

Leckie like a new signing for Arnie

The Socceroos striking options have received a much-needed bolster in the form of returning bolter Mat Leckie. 21 Jan 2019
China fight back to deny Thailand

China fight back to deny Thailand

Two goals in four second half minutes gave China a 2-1 win over Thailand to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup as the round of 16 kicked off this morning. 21 Jan 2019
Australia to face Uzbekistan

Australia to face Uzbekistan

Australia will play Uzbekistan in the round of 16 of the AFC Asian Up after Japan came from behind to beat the White Wolves 2-1 at Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain. 18 Jan 2019
Thoughts on Oz v Syria

Thoughts on Oz v Syria

So Australia are through to the knockout rounds, and after a full day of recovering my shattered nerves, I’m finally able to write about it. 17 Jan 2019
Vietnam sweats on third spot

Vietnam sweats on third spot

The top two qualifying places in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup had been decided in the opening two rounds with the game between Iraq and Iran to decide which team would top the group. 17 Jan 2019
Thailand, UAE go through to last 16

Thailand, UAE go through to last 16

The final round of group matches in the AFC Asian Cup began in Group A where all four teams were in with a chance of qualifying for the last 16. 15 Jan 2019
Socceroos hunt for Syria's weak spot

Socceroos hunt for Syria's weak spot

Socceroos backroom staff are trawling though hours of video footage in the hunt for a weak spot in Syria's tactics for Australia to exploit tomorrow night. 14 Jan 2019