Asian Cup

  • Asian Football Confederation discusses proposal to review WC qualifications June 9, 2014

    Days ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2014, the AFC's executive committee has deliberated on its proposal to review the qualification process for Asian teams in future editions of the global game's showpiece event. Under the chairmanship of Asian Football Confederation President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the executive committee...
  • We were a bit sloppy in second half: Oltmans August 28, 2013

    Ipoh, Malaysia: A comprehensive win might have been achieved, but India's interim coach Roelant Oltmans feels his team was a bit sloppy in the second half of the Asia Cup hockey tournament opener against Oman here on Sasturday. "It was a regular win. We played very well in the first half,...
  • China draw 3-3 against Japan in East Asian Cup July 22, 2013

    Seoul, South Korea: Holders China scored twice in the final 10 minutes to hold Japan to a 3-3 draw in an entertaining East Asian Cup match in Seoul on Sunday. Goals from Wang Yongpo, his second of the game, and substitute Sun Ke earned China a point in their first game...
  • Australia, South Korea draw in East Asian Cup July 20, 2013

    Seoul, South Korea: Goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic produced a series of key saves on Saturday as Australia earned a point in a goalless draw with hosts South Korea at the East Asian Cup opening match. Dominating the first half, South Korea came close in the 15th minute when Yun Il-lok fired a...
  • Sharath, Shamini bow out of Asian Cup table tennis April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and K Shamini have failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the 26th Table Tennis Asian Cup, being played at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong. Honk Kong's Tang Peng defeated Sharath (70), the highest-ranked Indian in the world, 13-11, 7-11, 5-11,...
  • Japan beat Australia 1-0 to lift Asian Cup January 30, 2011

    Doha: Japan won the Asian Cup for a record fourth time when substitute striker Tadanari Lee struck in extra time for a 1-0 victory over Australia on Saturday. Lee slammed home a left-foot volley in the 109th when he was left completely unmarked 10 metres from Australia's goal. Lee had all...
  • Asian Cup: SKorea beat Uzbekistan 3-2 January 29, 2011

    Doha: South Korea finished third at the Asian Cup after beating Uzbekistan 3-2 in a play-off on Friday. The victory in front of 8,000 spectators in the Al-Sadd Stadium sees the South Koreans qualify directly for the 2015 edition in Australia. The 2010 World Cup finalists opened up a three-goal lead within...
  • Australia to face Japan in Asian Cup final January 25, 2011

    Doha: Australia swept aside Uzbekistan 6-0 on Tuesday to reach its first Asian Cup final. Australia, which had only scored seven goals in the entire tournament until Tuesday, will face three-time champion Japan on Saturday. Japan beat South Korea on penalties in the first semifinal. Harry Kewell put the Australians ahead in...
  • Japan beat South Korea to reach Asian Cup final January 25, 2011

    Doha: Japan survived a last-minute equaliser in extra time on Tuesday to reach the Asian Cup final with a 3-0 penalty shootout win over South Korea following a 2-2 draw. Defender Yasuyuki Konno sent the ball into the roof of the net on the final spot kick to send Japan through,...
  • South Korea beat Iran to reach Asian Cup SF January 23, 2011

    Doha: Substitute midfielder Yoon Bit-garam drilled a left-foot shot from the edge of the penalty box in extra time on Saturday to send South Korea into the semifinals of the Asian Cup with a 1-0 victory over perennial rival Iran. Yoon found the lower right corner of the net during injury...
  • Kewell takes Australia to Asian Cup semis January 22, 2011

    Doha: Harry Kewell scored with three minutes of extra time remaining on Saturday to send Australia into the semifinals of the Asian Cup with a 1-0 victory that ended Iraq's defence of their title in dramatic fashion. The game looked set to be decided by a penalty shootout before Matt McKay...
  • Uzbekistan reach last four of Asian Cup January 22, 2011

    Doha: Uzbekistan advanced to the Asian Cup semifinals for the first time by beating Jordan 2-1 on Friday after two goals by forward Ulugbek Bakaev within four minutes. Bakaev scored in the 46th and 49th minutes for Uzbekistan, before Bashar Bani Yaseen cut Jordan's deficit in the 58th at Doha's Khalifa...
  • Japan beat Qatar to reach Asian Cup semis January 21, 2011

    Doha: Masahiko Inoha scored a late winner on Friday to give 10-man Japan a thrilling 3-2 win over Qatar in the Asian Cup quarterfinals and deny the 2022 World Cup host a chance to reach the semifinals for the first time. Striker Shinji Kagawa scored the first two goals for Japan...
  • Second-string Iran beat UAE at Asian Cup January 20, 2011

    Doha: A second-string Iran team defeated the United Arab Emirates 3-0 on Wednesday to send the Gulf nation out of the Asian Cup in a match both teams finished with 10 men. Iran was already sure of advancing to the quarterfinals and became the only team to finish the group stage...
  • Bhaichung doesn't have retirement on mind January 19, 2011

    Doha: Talismanic Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Tuesday ruled out retirement from the international arena despite featuring for just 15 minutes in the Asian Cup, saying he will assess his future in two months and continue playing if he recovers fully from his calf muscle injury. Bhaichung missed India's first...
  • Asian Cup: Saudi Arabia football coach resigns January 19, 2011

    Doha: Saudi Arabian football coach Nasser Al Johar is no longer in charge of the team after just nine days on the job following his team's disappointing 5-0 defeat against Japan. Saudi Arabia, who were already knocked out of the Asian Cup after losing their opening two games at the competition,...
  • Asian Cup: South Korea beat India 4-1 January 18, 2011

    Doha: Australia topped Group C at the Asian Cup after beating Bahrain 1-0 on Tuesday, while South Korea, who won 4-1 against India, join them in the second round. In the Al Gharafa stadium South Korea dominated throughout the game and were two goals up after just nine minutes. Dong Won...
  • Japan, Jordan reach Asian Cup last eight January 17, 2011

    Doha: Jordan qualified for the Asian Cup quarter-finals for only the second time after they came from behind to beat Syria 2-1 in a Group B clash at a wet and windy Qatar Sports Club on Monday. In a battle of triple champions at the Al Rayyan Stadium, Japan hammered a...
  • India look to end Asian Cup with gutsy show January 17, 2011

    Doha: Knocked out of the competition after two heavy defeats during which they showed enough fighting abilities, India would look to end their campaign in the Asian Cup with another spirited display when they take on South Korea in their last group match here on Tuesday. ...
  • Asian Cup: Qatar, Uzbekistan through to QFs January 17, 2011

    Doha: Hosts Qatar on Sunday made sure of their place in the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 victory against Kuwait. They were joined in the round of the last eight by Uzbekistan, who topped Group B after playing to a 2-2 draw against China. Qatar, for whom captain Bilal...
  • Iran in quarters, Iraq hangs on in Asian Cup January 16, 2011

    Doha: Iran's bid to become the first team to win the Asian Cup four times picked up steam on Saturday when it reached the last eight with a 1-0 win over North Korea. Defending champion Iraq salvaged its hopes of advancing, thanks to an own goal in injury time from the...
  • Asian Cup: Bahrain thrash India 5-2 January 15, 2011

    Doha: India produced a dominant performance in the second half but went down fighting 2-5 against Bahrain in their second group match of the Asian Cup football tournament here on Friday. India, who lost to Australia 0-4 in their first match on January 10, trailed 1-4 at the breather but rallied...
  • Asian Cup: SKorea hold Australia to 1-1 draw January 14, 2011

    Doha: Title contenders Australia and South Korea played to a 1-1 draw in an Asian Cup Group C match on Friday. Koo Ja Cheol gave South Korea the lead midway through the first half, but Mile Jedinak headed a second-half equalizer for the Socceroos at the Al-Gharafa Stadium. The result sees Australia...
  • Asian Cup: India to lock horns with Bahrain January 14, 2011

    Doha: After the spirited show against formidable Australia, India would hope to make an impact in the Asian Cup football tournament when they take on Bahrain in their second group match here on Friday. Following a troubled build-up to the tournament which saw the team suffer heavy defeats in international friendlies,...
  • Asian Cup: Japan defeat Syria 2-1 January 14, 2011

    Doha: A 10-man Japan beat Syria 2-1 to stay unbeaten at the Asian Cup on Thursday. Japan moved to the top of Group B on goals scored. It and Jordan each has four points, one more than Syria. Only the top two advance to the quarterfinals. Midfielder Keisuke Honda scored the winner...
  • Asian Cup: Jordan knock out Saudi Arabia January 13, 2011

    Doha: Three-time champion Saudi Arabia made a humiliating exit from the Asian Cup on Thursday after losing 1-0 to Jordan in their second Group B match. The Saudis fired coach Jose Peseiro following the opening loss to Syria, but bringing in Nasser al-Johar for his fifth stint in charge failed to...
  • Asian Cup: Qatar beat China to revive QF hopes January 13, 2011

    Doha: Two first-half goals from striker Yusef Ahmed sent Qatar on their way to a 2-0 win over China as the host nation finally joined their own Asian Cup party on Wednesday and began dreaming of a place in the quarter-finals. Qatar took the lead after 27 minutes of their...
  • Uzbekistan enter Asian Cup quarters January 12, 2011

    Doha: Uzbekistan became the first side to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals when they beat Kuwait 2-1 on Wednesday thanks to a superb strike from former Asian player-of-the-year Server Djeparov. With the game locked at 1-1 with 25 minutes remaining and Kuwait threatening, Djeparov took advantage of the space afforded to...
  • Iran beat Iraq 2-1 in Asian Cup opener January 12, 2011

    Doha: Midfielder Iman Mobali scored a late winner as Iran came from a goal down to beat archrival and defending champion Iraq 2-1 in their opening Group D match at the Asian Cup on Tuesday. Iraq applied the early pressure and was rewarded in the 13th minute when striker Younis Mahmood...
  • Asian Cup: North Korea draw 0-0 against UAE January 12, 2011

    Doha: The much fancied North Korea missed a penalty as they were held to 0-0 draw by the United Arab Emirates at the Asian Cup on Tuesday. North Korea should have taken the lead in the 10th minute after Jong Tae Se was brought down by Hamdan Al Kamali in the...