asian cup 2019

Ramsay: I'm loving my Asian journey

Ramsay: I'm loving my Asian journey

Filipino-Australian winger Iain Ramsay has become a journeyman throughout Asia and hasn’t regretted the decision since leaving the A-League in 2015. 31 Mar 2019
Socceroo Martin Boyle: Injury left me devastated

Socceroo Martin Boyle: Injury left me devastated

Socceroo Martin Boyle says it was "torture" and a "devastating" blow to injury his knee at the Asian Cup and miss the rest of the season. 13 Mar 2019
Ikonomidis defies the Arnie boo boys

Ikonomidis defies the Arnie boo boys

Chris Ikonomidis has thrown his support behind Socceroos boss Graham Arnold after the Asian Cup, and believes the national team will only improve with more time under Arnold's reign. 8 Mar 2019
Recap! Every foreign-based Socceroos 2019 transfer

Recap! Every foreign-based Socceroos 2019 transfer

Not even a premature Asian Cup exit could dishearten one of the most-exciting months in recent memory for Australian football. 8 Feb 2019
Luongo: Asian Cup's 'moment of madness'

Luongo: Asian Cup's 'moment of madness'

Massimo Luongo has described the Socceroos' 2019 Asian Cup campaign as a disappointment and says "a moment of madness" caused their exit. 31 Jan 2019
Arnieball under the microscope

Arnieball under the microscope

They say lightning doesn't strike twice, but just don't tell that to Graham Arnold. 27 Jan 2019
Degenek: 'I cost our country'

Degenek: 'I cost our country'

Milos Degenek has launched a remarkable mea culpa across television interviews and social media this morning, taking full responsibility for costing his "brothers a chance to live the dream." 26 Jan 2019
Asia gets its revenge: Every incredible, devastating moment from the Socceroos' Asian Cup

Asia gets its revenge: Every incredible, devastating moment from the Socceroos' Asian Cup

We recap Australia's painful Asian Cup defence, with one or two highlights thrown in to hold back the tears. 26 Jan 2019
'Can Stajcic take the Socceroos?': Fan reaction

'Can Stajcic take the Socceroos?': Fan reaction

While Australian football fans aren't renowned for their cool heads under pressure, there is a growing swell of momentum on social media for Graham Arnold to relinquish the Socceroos role, less than a year after succeeding Bert van Marwijk. 26 Jan 2019
Socceroos vs UAE Player Ratings

Socceroos vs UAE Player Ratings

FTBL dissects the action as the Socceroos exit stage left, succumbing to a 1-0 loss to hosts United Arab Emirates in the Asian Cup. 26 Jan 2019
The Kings of Asia lose their crown: Socceroos pic special

The Kings of Asia lose their crown: Socceroos pic special

The best, the worst, and that we haven't properly had time to come to terms with yet as the Socceroos crash out of the Asian Cup against United Arab Emirates. 26 Jan 2019
Irvine: 'Now we have to face the music'

Irvine: 'Now we have to face the music'

A lapse of judgement brings a tumultuous and ultimately bitterly disappointing Asian Cup campaign to an end, the Socceroos losing 1-0 to United Arab Emirates. 26 Jan 2019
Giannou: Let's play two upfront

Giannou: Let's play two upfront

Apostolos Giannou has thrown his support behind a possible formation change that would see the Socceroos start with two strikers against the UAE. 23 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
Arnold surprised by Uzbek tactics

Arnold surprised by Uzbek tactics

Socceroos boss Graham Arnold admitted he was surprised that Uzbekistan parked the bus in their round of 16 clash at the Asian Cup. 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
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
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
The rollercoaster's not over yet: Socceroos' Asian Cup so far

The rollercoaster's not over yet: Socceroos' Asian Cup so far

If you look really closely, you can actually track Arnie's hair loss as the group stage progresses. 16 Jan 2019
Pundits pan poor penalty

Pundits pan poor penalty

Former Socceroos Robbie Slater and Robbie Cornthwaite have taken aim at the contentious penalty awarded to Syria in their 3-2 Asian Cup loss to Australia. 16 Jan 2019
Australia vs Syria Player Ratings

Australia vs Syria Player Ratings

Australia were once again pushed to the brink by a passionate and determined Syrian outfit, but a wonderful individual display – this time from silky Celtic playmaker Tom Rogic – was enough to secure a 3-2 win and guaranteed passage to the Round of 16. 16 Jan 2019