Football

  • Hosts Australia enter quarters of Asian Cup football
    12:18 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 13 (IANS) Hosts Australia booked their ticket into the quarter-final stage of the Asian Cup football tournament with a convincing 4-0 victory over Oman in Sydney Tuesday. Two goals in quick succession from Matt McKay and Robbie Kruse built the foundations for the comfortable win, before Mark Milligan’s

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  • Ghana to face Uganda, Cameroon in Africa beach football qualifiers
    10:27 AM

    Accra (Ghana), Jan 13 (IANS) Ghana will battle Uganda and Cameroon in the qualifying series for the 2015 Africa beach football competition slated for the Seychelles in April. The second round of the two-leg qualifying games will begin in March, reports Xinhua. This year’s tournament is expected to attract huge

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  • Hungarian football legend Jeno Buzanszky dead
    8:15 AM

    Budapest, Jan 12 (IANS) Defender Jeno Buzanszky, the last surviving member of Hungary’s golden team that dominated world football through the first half of the 1950s, has died at the age of 89. Buzanszky was hospitalised Dec 12 and was reported in critical condition after undergoing repeated surgeries. His son

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  • Japan football team vows to defend Asian Cup title
    10:49 AM

    Newcastle (Australia), Jan 11 (IANS) Japan football team head coach Javier Aquirre Sunday said his team is capable of defending the Asian Cup title. “We are confident that we can defend our title as the Asian Cup champions,” Aquirre was quoted as saying by Xinhua. “We respect all the other

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  • UAE thrash Qatar 4-1 in Asian Cup football
    10:37 AM

    Canberra, Jan 11 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) defeated Qatar 4-1 in the Group C opener of the Asian Cup football tournament here Sunday. Although the UAE made a better start, it were Qatar who opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, reports Xinhua. Mohammed Muntari received a pass

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  • Wolfsburg footballer Malanda dies in car accident
    6:49 AM

    Berlin, Jan 11 (IANS) Football club VFL Wolfsburg’s midfielder Junior Malanda has died in a car accident, according to media reports in Germany. The 20-year-old midfielder was killed in the car crash Saturday on a motorway near Porta Westfalica, reports Xinhua. According to the police report Malanda was sitting on

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  • Australia football captain Jedinak out of Oman clash
    6:29 AM

    Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Australia captain Mile Jedinak has been ruled out of Tuesday’s Asian Cup football clash against Oman here, the team said Sunday. “We’ve decided to rule Mile out of the Oman game after he copped an ankle injury against Kuwait,” Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was quoted as

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  • Tough match brings happiness: China football head coach
    2:25 PM

    Melbourne, J Jan 10 (IANS) China football team head coach Alain Perrin was satisfied after his side clinched a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their Asian Cup opener Saturday, saying a “tough match brings joy”. Following an impressive individual performance, Yu Hai scored the game’s decisive goal in his

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  • China feel positive pressure in Asian Cup football
    2:11 PM

    Brisbane, Jan 9 (IANS) China football team head coach Alain Perrin believes pressure is good for his team ahead its Asian Cup opener against Saudi Arabia. “To take part in this continental’s showpiece event I do feel some pressure, I can compare it to the situation when I won the

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  • Australia thrash Kuwait 4-1 in Asian Cup football opener
    12:26 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 9 (IANS) Hosts Australia survived an early scare to open their Asian Cup campaign in grand style following a 4-1 victory over Kuwait here Friday. A boisterous home crowd of 25,231 had been silenced when Ali Hussain Fadhel gave underdogs Kuwait a surprise lead early in the match,

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  • South Korea vow to end Asian Cup football title drought
    11:53 AM

    Canberra, Jan 9 (IANS) The South Korean football team has its sights on the elusive Asian Cup title, captain Ki Sung Yueng said here Friday. “It’s a shame. We have participated in the most (Asian Cups) but never won. It’s weird,” Ki Sung, who currently plays for English Premier League

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  • Iran defender Beikzadeh out of Asian Cup football
    2:15 PM

    Canberra, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran suffered a blow on the eve of the Asian Cup when defender Hashem Beikzadeh was ruled out with a broken hand. Coach Carlos Queiroz said the loss of the 30-year-old, who sustained the injury in training Wednesday, had caused “big damage” to Iran’s plans, reports

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