South Korea sinks Iraq to reach Asian Cup final

Soccer | ASIAN CUP Jan 26, 2015

South Korea sinks Iraq to reach Asian Cup final

South Korea edged closer toward its first Asian Cup title in over half a century Monday with a comfortable 2-0 win over Iraq in their semifinal in Sydney. Goals in each half from Lee Jeong-hyeop and Kim Young-gwon did the damage in wet and windy ...

Soccer | ASIAN CUP Jan 24, 2015

UAE to host 2019 Asian Cup: sources

The 2019 Asian Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates, sources have told Kyodo News. The United Arab Emirates would host Asia's flagship competition for a second time, the first since 1996. An official announcement by the Asian Football Confederation is set for ...

Japan reflects on loss

Soccer | ASIAN CUP Jan 24, 2015

Japan reflects on loss

by Gus Fielding

AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda admitted defending champion Japan only had itself to blame for its quarterfinal defeat at the Asian Cup on Friday and put the team's earlier-than-expected exit down to "naivety" and lack of a cutting edge in front of goal. In a ...

JFA chief: Aguirre will remain as manager

Soccer | ASIAN CUP Jan 24, 2015

JFA chief: Aguirre will remain as manager

Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini confirmed Saturday that Javier Aguirre will stay on as coach of the national team, a day after the defending champions were knocked out of the Asian Cup in the quarterfinals. A Valencia court has reportedly accepted a claim filed ...