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Qatar's record-breaking Almoez Ali leads Asian Cup Team of the Tournament

Qatar carved out a piece of footballing history for themselves on Friday, winning the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in a 3-1 upset win over four-time winners Japan in Abu Dhabi, UAE . It's all over. Qatar lifted the 2019 Asian Cup on Friday, defeating Japan 3-1 in the final, and will be almost as proud at dominating ESPN's team of the tournament. Here are our 11 best performers from Asia's premier tournament: GK: Alireza Beiranvand (Iran) The Iranian goalkeeper impressed at th...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Football, Blog, Qatar, Sport, Oman, Espn, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup, Abu Dhabi UAE, Almoez Ali


Qatar's Asian Cup win shows that possession could be poison in international football

Qatar carved out a piece of footballing history for themselves on Friday, winning the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in a 3-1 upset win over four-time winners Japan in Abu Dhabi, UAE . From the universality of Total Football to the Petrosian-like stoutness of Jose Mourinho, it has always been said football has an evolutionary or permutable quality. Rules have sometimes influenced dominant tactics, much like changes to offside laws creating the W-M formation, or the back-pass rule facilitating...
Tags: Japan, France, Football, Blog, Qatar, Sport, Jose Mourinho, Abu Dhabi, Blog Post, Blog - ESPN FC United, Afc Asian Cup


Qatar 3-1 Japan: First Asian Cup triumph for Qatar

Qatar carved out a piece of footballing history for themselves on Friday, winning the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in a 3-1 upset win over four-time winners Japan in Abu Dhabi, UAE .
Tags: Japan, Media, Highlights, Football, Qatar, Sport, Xbox 360, Latest, Afc Asian Cup


Qatar, World Cup 2022 hosts, just won the 2019 Asian Cup. Are they better than we thought?

When Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup just over eight years ago, there were accusations from certain parts of the globe that this was a country with little to no football history. In truth, the feeling was the same in much of Asia. That can't be said any more as the team amazingly defeated Japan 3-1 in the final of the 2019 Asian Cup on Friday in Abu Dhabi, becoming continental champions for the first time and in their first-ever final appearance. To be fair, it was fully des...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Football, Blog, Qatar, Sport, Abu Dhabi, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup


Qatar defeat Japan to secure first-ever Asian Cup crown

Japan Qatar 1 3 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Qatar claimed the country's first Asian Cup title on Friday. Almoez Ali scored a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the tournament, setting Qatar on their way to a ...
Tags: Japan, Football, Qatar, Sport, Story, Sudan, Ali, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Asian Cup, Ali Daei, Abdulaziz Hatem, Japan Qatar, Akram Afif, Almoez Ali


Yoshida applauded after calling for fair play in rousing speech

Japan captain Maya Yoshida has warned that issues both on and off the pitch are damaging the reputation of Asian football.
Tags: Japan, Media, Football, Qatar, Sport, Xbox 360, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Yoshida, Maya Yoshida


UAE file complaint against Qatar player eligibility after Asian Cup loss

Japan captain Maya Yoshida has warned that issues both on and off the pitch are damaging the reputation of Asian football. Asian Cup hosts United Arab Emirates have launched a late challenge to get their regional rival Qatar disqualified by alleging they fielded two ineligible players at the tournament. The complaint adds another layer to Qatar's politically-charged progress to the final of the continental football showpiece in the UAE, which is one of four countries boycotting Doha. There...
Tags: Japan, Football, Qatar, Sport, Story, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Uae, Afc Asian Cup, Maya Yoshida


Japan's Asian Cup exploits highlight Shinji Kagawa's sharp decline

Japan booked their place in the final of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 semi-final win over Iran. Qatar cruise to the AFC Asian Cup final for the first time with a comfortable 4-0 win over the United Arab Emirates. The last time Borussia Dortmund won the Bundesliga back in 2012, Shinji Kagawa was a crucial part of the team. Fast-forward to now, as the German side sit pretty on top of the table heading into February, the 29-year-old is a bit player at best. Still, that is more than he manages...
Tags: Japan, Football, Blog, Sport, United Arab Emirates, Borussia Dortmund, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup, Shinji Kagawa, Iran Qatar


Graham Arnold rejects Hibernian job link: 'I am surprised to learn of the speculation'

Australia exited the Asian Cup at the quarter-final stage at the hands of the UAE. Graham Arnold says Australia faces being overtaken by other Asian nations with better-funded football programs. Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has belatedly knocked back speculation suggesting he was interested in leaving the national team to coach in Scotland. Arnold is overseas on leave after Australia's disappointing quarterfinal exit in their Asian Cup title defence. Three days after an ESPN repo...
Tags: Australia, Football, Sport, Story, Espn, Scottish Premiership, Arnold, Hibernian, Afc Asian Cup, FFA, Socceroos, Graham Arnold, UAE Graham Arnold, Scotland Arnold


Qatar 4-0 UAE: Qatar into Asian Cup final

Qatar cruise to the AFC Asian Cup final for the first time with a comfortable 4-0 win over the United Arab Emirates.
Tags: Media, Highlights, Football, Qatar, Sport, Xbox 360, United Arab Emirates, Latest, Uae, Afc Asian Cup


Qatar defeat hosts UAE to reach first-ever Asian Cup final

Qatar United Arab Emirates 4 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Qatar reached the Asian Cup final for the first time on Tuesday. Qatar defied sandal-throwing local fans to storm into the Asian Cup final for the first time with a 4-0 win...
Tags: Football, Qatar, Sport, Story, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Asian Cup, Almoez Ali, Hassan Al Haydos, Qatar United Arab Emirates, Stats Qatar, Hamid Ismail


Carlos Queiroz steps down as Iran boss after Asian Cup loss to Japan

Japan booked their place in the final of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 semi-final win over Iran. Carlos Queiroz stood down after nearly eight years as Iran coach on Monday following his team's 3-0 loss to Japan in the semifinals of the Asian Cup. The former Real Madrid coach had been hoping to deliver Iran's first continental title since 1976 in the United Arab Emirates but Japan scored three second-half goals to send them crashing out of the tournament. "I think the simplest thing to do i...
Tags: Japan, Football, Sport, Iran, Story, Real Madrid, United Arab Emirates, Afc Asian Cup, Carlos Queiroz


Japan ease to Asian Cup final place with victory over favourites Iran

Iran Japan 0 3 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Japan booked their place in the final of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 semi-final win over Iran. Werder Bremen striker Yuya Osako scored twice in 11 second-half minutes to help four-times champ...
Tags: Japan, Football, Qatar, Sport, Iran, Story, United Arab Emirates, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Asian Cup, Iran Japan, Yuya Osako, Osako, Iran Werder Bremen, Abu Dhabi Genki Haraguchi


Iran 0-3 Japan: Osako double seals final spot

Japan booked their place in the final of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 semi-final win over Iran.
Tags: Japan, Media, Football, Sport, Iran, Xbox 360, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Osako


Australia manager Graham Arnold interested in Hibernian job - source

Australia exited the Asian Cup at the quarter-final stage at the hands of the UAE. Graham Arnold says Australia faces being overtaken by other Asian nations with better-funded football programs. Australia boss Graham Arnold is interested in succeeding Neil Lennon as manager of Scottish Premiership side Hibernian, a source has told ESPN. Reports surfaced on Friday that Lennon has been suspended by the club after an exchange with chief executive Leeann Dempster. Hibs confirmed in a short...
Tags: Australia, Football, Sport, Story, Scottish Premiership, Lennon, Hibernian, Neil Lennon, Afc Asian Cup, Graham Arnold, UAE Graham Arnold, ESPN Reports, Leeann Dempster Hibs, St Mirren Arnold


Australia's Asian Cup exit down to Graham Arnold's reluctance to change tactics

Australia exited the Asian Cup at the quarter-final stage at the hands of the UAE. Graham Arnold says Australia faces being overtaken by other Asian nations with better-funded football programs. Mat Ryan saved two spot kicks in a penalty shootout against Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup round of 16, after the game finished 0-0. It was almost, while recognising how much of a meme the word has become in Australian football: expected. There was a pervasive sense of inevitability in ...
Tags: Australia, Football, Blog, Sport, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup, Socceroos, Graham Arnold, Mat Ryan, UAE Graham Arnold


UAE 1-0 Australia: Socceroos crash out

Australia exited the Asian Cup at the quarter-final stage at the hands of the UAE.
Tags: Media, Australia, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, United Arab Emirates, Latest, Uae, Afc Asian Cup, Socceroos


South Korea 0-1 Qatar: Son & Co. stunned

Qatar booked their place in the AFC Asian Cup semifinals with a 1-0 win over Son Heung-Min's South Korea.
Tags: South Korea, Media, Highlights, Football, Qatar, Sport, Xbox 360, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Son Heung Min


Tottenham's Son Heung-min trades Asian Cup pressure for expectations at injury-hit Spurs

Qatar booked their place in the AFC Asian Cup semifinals with a 1-0 win over Son Heung-Min's South Korea. Son Heung-min cut a forlorn figure in Abu Dhabi on Friday evening as South Korea crashed out of the Asian Cup after a 1-0 loss to Qatar at the quarterfinal stage. He may be happy to get back to Tottenham Hotspur where his return will be cheered almost as much as the result was in Doha.. It was a tired performance from the Taeguk Warriors and a tired performance from the team's tal...
Tags: South Korea, Football, Blog, Qatar, Sport, Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup, Son Heung Min, Son Heung, Heung, Taeguk Warriors


Vietnam 0-1 Japan: Doan sends Japan into semifinal

Japan are into the AFC Asian Cup semifinals after Ritsu Doan converted a penalty early on in the second half over Vietnam.
Tags: Japan, Media, Highlights, Xbox 360, Soccer, Vietnam, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Doan, Ritsu Doan


Arnold bemoans lack of funding

Graham Arnold says Australia faces being overtaken by other Asian nations with better-funded football programs.
Tags: Media, Australia, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Latest, Arnold, Afc Asian Cup, Graham Arnold


Why Robbie Kruse could be Australia's saviour, not scapegoat

Mat Ryan saved two spot kicks in a penalty shootout against Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup round of 16, after the game finished 0-0. Mark Milligan says the Socceroos will thrive playing in front of a large crowd against the host nation. "Sometimes it's not so much having the technique," Robbie Kruse said following Australia's victory over Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup round of 16 on Monday. "It's more so about having the balls to do it, having the confidence to do it." The to...
Tags: Australia, Football, Blog, Sport, Uzbekistan, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup, Vfl Bochum, Socceroos, Kruse, Mat Ryan, Mark Milligan, Robbie Kruse


South Korea 2-1 Bahrain: Kim Jin-Su with the heroics

Kim Jin-Su's goal in extra time would send South Korea 2-1 past Bahrain and into the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals.
Tags: South Korea, Media, Highlights, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Latest, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, Kim Jin Su


Qatar 1-0 Iraq: Hisham sends Qatar to quarters

Qatar are into the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals as Bassam Hisham's stunning free kick downed Iraq 1-0.
Tags: Media, Highlights, Iraq, Football, Qatar, Sport, Xbox 360, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Hisham, Bassam Hisham


Milligan: Big match atmosphere suits us

Mark Milligan says the Socceroos will thrive playing in front of a large crowd against the host nation.
Tags: Media, Australia, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Socceroos, Milligan, Mark Milligan


Australia 0-0 Uzbekistan: Ryan saves Socceroos in shootout

Mat Ryan saved two spot kicks in a penalty shootout against Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup round of 16, after the game finished 0-0.
Tags: Media, Highlights, Australia, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Uzbekistan, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Ryan, Socceroos, Mat Ryan


Mat Ryan an 8/10 as he keeps Australia's Asian Cup title defence alive

Mat Ryan's saves ensured Australia's Asian Cup title defence remained alive in a penalty shootout win over Uzbekistan. Australia's Asian Cup title defence remains alive after narrowly defeating Uzbekistan 4-2 on penalties, after 120 minutes ended with the sides scoreless, in a truly uninspiring performance on Monday. Positives From an incredibly slow start, the Socceroos did eventually grow into the contest and by extra-time they were the only team who looked like they wanted t...
Tags: Australia, Football, Sport, Uzbekistan, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup, Socceroos, Mathew Ryan, Mat Ryan, Uzbekistan Australia


Ryan: I'm pretty chuffed

Mat Ryan says it's pretty special to help provide the Socceroos with another memorable penalty victory.
Tags: Media, Australia, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Ryan, Socceroos, Mat Ryan


Asian Cup: Australia win shootout, Japan beat wasteful Saudi Arabia to reach quarterfinals

Maty Ryan was the hero as Australia advanced to the quarterfinals. Goalkeeper Maty Ryan earned champions Australia a quarterfinal place in the Asian Cup on Monday as he made two saves in a shootout to see off Uzbekistan with a 4-2 win on penalties after 120 goalless minutes. The Brighton & Hove Albion keeper Ryan denied Islom Tukhtakhujaev and Dostonbek Khamdamov to leave Mathew Leckie to score the winning spot-kick and take the Socceroos into the last eight. The result was no less than the Aust...
Tags: Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Football, Sport, Story, Uzbekistan, Maty Ryan, Afc Asian Cup, Ryan, Socceroos, Brighton Hove Albion, Mathew Leckie, Islom Tukhtakhujaev, Dostonbek Khamdamov


Asian Cup: Japan beat wasteful Saudi Arabia to reach quarterfinals

Takehiro Tomiyasu (right) celebrates his winning goal against Saudi Arabia. A first-half goal from Takehiro Tomiyasu was enough to send Japan into the Asian Cup quarterfinals for the eighth consecutive time after a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia at Sharjah Stadium on Monday. The Saudis, looking to end a 23-year drought since their third continental title, paid the price for failing to convert their chances as four-time champions the Samurai Blue progressed to face Vietnam on Thursday. Japan went in f...
Tags: Japan, Saudi Arabia, Football, Sport, Story, Vietnam, Afc Asian Cup, Samurai Blue, Sharjah Stadium, Tomiyasu, Takehiro Tomiyasu