Omar Bugiel scored his first international goal as Lebanon beat Jordan 1-0 in a friendly at King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman.
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It is somewhat cliché, and yet football once produced a major tournament final that could not have been scripted. On a rollercoaster ride of emotions there was drama, tension, refocus, resilience, relief, joy and finally euphoria for the Socceroos and their millions of adoring fans at the stadium and watching live on television across the […]
By Pablo Bateson – The last post match press conferences and mixed zones for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 tournament were held not long after the finish of the Final played at Stadium Australia. The game was won 2-1 by Australia after extra time in front of over 76,000 fans. Uli Stielike, the Korea Republic […]
The Socceroos won their maiden Asian Cup title after a 2-1 extra time victory over South Korea in Sydney on Saturday. Details to follow..
The final pregame press conferences of Australia and Korea Republic were held this afternoon and early evening (Friday) at Stadium Australia. Australia’s head coach Ange Postecoglou was asked whether his team’s younger players feel will feel the pressure in the Final. “I don’t think that is an issue. The group has been very good. That […]
After 30 matches over the past three weeks, we are left with the two best performed teams of the AFC Asian Cup 2015 meeting in the final at Stadium Australia, Sydney. Korea Republic has won all of its five games and not conceded a single goal, while Australia has won four of five scoring the […]
Australia got the result they wanted on a damp evening in Newcastle to reach their second consecutive Asian Cup final. Like Korea Republic the day before, they took the initiative early on, secured a two goal buffer and then backed this up with solid defence to stifle the opposition. Although there had been heavy rain […]
Korea Republic dominated the opening half and did enough in the second to overcome Iraq 2-0, and book themselves a spot in the final for the first time since 1988. Light intermittent rain did little to dampen spirits a crowd of over 36,000 and if anything it just helped to ‘slick’ the pitch up even […]
They might be the ‘surprise package’ of the 2015 Asian Cup for most observers, yet the UAE has now proved they are resilient when it counts the most by knocking out Japan from the tournament. It took a backs-to-the-wall rearguard defensive effort and dramatic penalty shoot out to be able to clinch the quarter final […]
Last night we saw one of the world’s best strikers in action as “Super Tim” delivered yet again when his nation most needed. Tim Cahill produced the best goal of the tournament so far, and then followed up with the best headed goal of the 2015 Asian Cup. Australia had to bounce back after a […]