China in race to avoid home embarrassment at 2023 Asian Cup

2019-06-05 09:27

Winning the right to stage the 2023 Asian Cup was the easy bit for China, now to put together a football team that does not embarrass the hosts.

UAE denies Briton arrested for wearing Qatar football shirt

2019-02-06 13:20

The United Arab Emirates denied that a British man was arrested for wearing a Qatar football shirt, saying he was held for wasting police time.

Former Bafana coach Quieroz scents blood in Asian Cup

2019-01-28 09:32

Asia's top-ranked side are yet to concede in the competition, scoring 12 goals and impressively sweeping aside Marcello Lippi's China in the quarter-finals.

Lippi says China need 'more focus' ahead of Iran clash

2019-01-21 11:27

Marcello Lippi said China need to learn how to focus for an entire game ahead of their crunch Asian Cup quarter-final with Iran.

Thailand axe coach Rajevac after Asian Cup horror show

2019-01-07 10:27

Thailand have fired coach Milovan Rajevac following a humiliating 4-1 thrashing by India in their opening Asian Cup game at the weekend.

South Korea counting on red-hot Son to shine on Asian Cup quest

2019-01-02 10:28

South Korea are hoping Son Heung-min's dazzling pace and goals can help them end a 59-year wait to be crowned continental kings as the newly expanded Asian Cup starts.

Asian Cup fixing free - AFC

2015-02-17 12:56

The Asian Cup passed off with no evidence of match-fixing according to the Asian Football Confederation.

Oz wins dramatic Asian Cup final

2015-01-31 15:05

Substitute James Troisi smashed home a dramatic extra-time winner as Australia beat South Korea 2-1 to win their first Asian Cup title.

Cahill dodges retirement talk

2015-01-29 08:00

Tim Cahill brushed off retirement talk before the Asian Cup final and cannily labelled South Korea favourites.

Job not done - Son warns South Korea

2015-01-27 13:46

South Korea forward Son Heung-Min has warned his teammates to keep their feet on the ground.


China to host 2023 Asian Cup after Korea withdraw bid

2019-05-16 12:46

South Korea have abandoned their bid to stage football's Asian Cup in 2023, leaving the sole other bidders China with a free run to become hosts.

Iraq footballers in probe over night out during Asia Cup

2019-01-28 13:10

Iraq's football federation said it was investigating whether national team players snuck out of their hotel to party at a nightclub during the Asian Cup.

China hunts for Lippi successor after Asian Cup 'fiasco'

2019-01-25 08:32

Wounded Chinese football was searching for a new national coach after an angry Marcello Lippi ended his reign with a humiliating exit at the Asian Cup.

'Need for speed': New-look Australia target back-to-back Asian Cups

2019-01-03 09:59

Australia are banking on pace and versatility up front to win back-to-back Asian Cups as they embark on a new era without stalwarts Tim Cahill and Mile Jedinak.

So near, so VAR - Technology eyed for Asian Cup

2018-09-27 09:35

Asia's football body said it was considering using VAR technology "at some stage" at the Asian Cup - just 100 days before the tournament kicks off.

Blatter booed at Asian Cup final

2015-01-31 17:25

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter's appearance at the Asian Cup final was greeted by boos from Australian soccer fans.

Oz keeper linked with Liverpool

2015-01-29 09:46

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan will not let reported Liverpool interest distract him from the Asian Cup final against South Korea.

Cahill targets silverware

2015-01-28 12:12

Australia's favourite footballing son Tim Cahill could finally get his hands on some serious silverware in the Asian Cup final.

South Korea storm past Iraq

2015-01-26 15:29

South Korea stormed into the Asian Cup final with victory over Iraq and will face Australia or the UAE in the final.

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