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Iraq advances to Asian Cup quarterfinals

Jan 20, 2015

Iraq advances to Asian Cup quarterfinals

Talismanic striker Younis Mahmoud was on target but also missed a penalty as Iraq overcame a stubborn Palestine 2-0 on Tuesday to set up an Asian Cup quarterfinal with old rival Iran. The 2007 champions were not at their best but goals by Mahmoud ...

Iran seals late win over U.A.E.

Jan 19, 2015

Iran seals late win over U.A.E.

Iran snatched a dramatic late winner against the United Arab Emirates at the Asian Cup on Monday — but was careful not to celebrate by taking “selfies” with female fans. Substitute Reza Ghoochannejhad, nicknamed “Gucci” by his club mates at Charlton Athletic, popped up ...

Arsenal earns win over City

Jan 19, 2015

Arsenal earns win over City

Arsenal finally ended its streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Manchester City that dented the hosts’ title hopes. Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute ...

Uzbekistan beats Saudis to reach quarterfinals

Jan 18, 2015

Uzbekistan beats Saudis to reach quarterfinals

Midfielder Sardor Rashidov scored a goal in each half to give Uzbekistan a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia on Sunday and a spot in the Asian Cup quarterfinals. Uzbekistan will next face South Korea in Melbourne on Thursday after finishing second in Group B ...

Japan's players rally around fined Honda

Jan 18, 2015

Japan's players rally around fined Honda

by Gus Fielding

Several of Japan’s senior players have leapt to the defense of Keisuke Honda and expressed their shock Sunday at the $5,000 fine the AC Milan midfielder has been handed by the Asian Football Confederation’s disciplinary committee for critical comments about refereeing at the Asian ...

Chelsea trounces Swansea

Jan 18, 2015

Chelsea trounces Swansea

Chelsea routed Swansea 5-0 for the leader’s biggest win of the Premier League season on Saturday, while Manchester United produced only its third away success of the campaign at Queens Park Rangers. Diego Costa and Oscar both scored twice before Andre Schuerrle completed Swansea’s ...

S. Korea scores surprise victory over Australia in Asian Cup

Jan 18, 2015

S. Korea scores surprise victory over Australia in Asian Cup

South Korea upset Australia 1-0 at the Asian Cup on Saturday to top the Group A standings and secure a potentially easier path to the final while leaving the host nation facing a treacherous route. Striker Lee Jeong-hyeop scored a perfectly executed goal in ...

Jan 18, 2015

Honda, Queiroz fined for outbursts

Japan’s star playmaker Keisuke Honda and Iran coach Carlos Queiroz have been hit with thousands of dollars in fines for criticizing referees in outbursts at the Asian Cup. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) slapped Honda with a $5,000 fine after complaining that Japan’s opener ...