More Sports Mar 10, 2015

UAE to host 2019 Asian Cup

The Asian Football Confederation selected the United Arab Emirates over a bid from Iran to host the 2019 continental champions at its meeting Monday in Manama. The Asian Cup, which was hosted and won by Australia in January, will be expanded from 16 to 24 ...

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 ...

Spectacular Cahill kicks Australia past China

Soccer / World Cup Jan 22, 2015

Spectacular Cahill kicks Australia past China

Tim Cahill came to Australia's rescue again on Thursday, scoring two goals, one of them among the most spectacular ever seen at an Asian Cup, to lead the host-nation into the semifinals. With his teammates all blowing their chances in front of goal, Cahill took ...