asian cup 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
Arnold: 'I'm learning a lot'

Arnold: 'I'm learning a lot'

If you think you've been on a rollercoaster watching the Socceroos, imagine being the man in the hot seat himself. 16 Jan 2019
Fan reaction: 'Maybe Kruse wasn't our biggest problem'

Fan reaction: 'Maybe Kruse wasn't our biggest problem'

Australia are through to the Round of 16 in a match that aged us all "about 10 years". No surprises that the fan reaction was about as diverse as the performances. 16 Jan 2019
Mabil: 'I'm the man for the people'

Mabil: 'I'm the man for the people'

It may have been by the skin of their teeth and the hair on their proverbials, but the Socceroos are through and they have a new hero "for the people" in the making. 16 Jan 2019
Syria woes are all bloody Bernd's fault

Syria woes are all bloody Bernd's fault

Defender Ahmad Al-Saleh has laid the blame for Syria's struggling Asian Cup campaign squarely at the feet at axed head coach Bernd Stange. 15 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
Uzbek win lines up Japan to face Australia

Uzbek win lines up Japan to face Australia

A 4-0 win by Uzbekistan over Turkmenistan may well see Australia play Japan in the Asian Cup round of 16 if the Socceroos get the point that they need against Syria to qualify. 14 Jan 2019
Are Saudi Arabia an Asian Cup favourite?

Are Saudi Arabia an Asian Cup favourite?

The first game in the second round of matches in Group F of the AFC Asian Cup saw Saudi Arabia overcome Lebanon 2-0 at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai in front of a crowd of 13,792. 13 Jan 2019
Degenek announces Saudi transfer

Degenek announces Saudi transfer

Milos Degenek has announced he’s leaving Red Star Belgrade to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal on a three and a half year contract. 13 Jan 2019
Mabil: I'm afraid for Syria

Mabil: I'm afraid for Syria

Awer Mabil believes Syria should be afraid of a confident Socceroos side when they meet in the Asian Cup. 12 Jan 2019
Arnie's redemption: Socceroos pic special

Arnie's redemption: Socceroos pic special

Graham Arnold breathed a sigh of relief as the Socceroos defeated Palestine 3-0 in their second Asian Cup group game. Bring on Syria... 12 Jan 2019
Arnie: This is how we'll beat Syria

Arnie: This is how we'll beat Syria

Graham Arnold says the Socceroos will go into their final Group B game against Syria "with all guns blazing and expecting to win" after defeating Palestine 3-0. 12 Jan 2019
Ikonomidis: 'This is the start of the Arnie era'

Ikonomidis: 'This is the start of the Arnie era'

We've heard this line before. 12 Jan 2019
Maclaren: 'Today I showed them'

Maclaren: 'Today I showed them'

Never short of confidence, Jamie Maclaren believes a debut Socceroos goal has proven his worthy of the green and gold jersey. But will Australian fans take more convincing? 12 Jan 2019