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Archives: Australia

An in-depth review of a stunning AFC 2015 Asian Cup tournament

Posted on by Thariq Amir

Going into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup there were a number of teams who had a point to prove. After a disappointing showing at the World Cup in Brazil the likes of Japan, South Korea, Iran and Australia had an … Continue reading

Australia vs South Korea: AFC Asian Cup Final preview and prediction

Posted on by Thariq Amir

So after 30 games, 257 shots on target, 178 saves and 77 goals, we’re down to one final meaningful game in the AFC Asian Cup — Australia against South Korea (live on One World Sports and DishWorld at 4am ET/1am … Continue reading

Australia vs United Arab Emirates Asian Cup semi-final: Preview and prediction

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Australia and South Korea are the favorites to meet in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final but Australia must dismiss the United Arab Emirates to book a place in the final against the Korea team that defeated Iraq 2-0 earlier on Monday. … Continue reading

Highlights of China PR vs Australia and South Korea vs Uzbekistan games [VIDEO]

Posted on by Thariq Amir

The 2015 AFC Asian Cup witnessed a unique event. That’s right, for the first time since the tournament kicked off, there was a game that didn’t have a conclusive result after 90 minutes. South Korea versus Uzbekistan has the ‘honor’ … Continue reading

Tim Cahill scores spectacular bicycle kick to put Australia in Asian Cup semi-final [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

Striker Tim Cahill scored a spectacular bicycle kick earlier this morning to book Australia a place in the 2015 Asian Cup semi-final. Cahill’s superb goal helped Australia go on to a 2-0 victory against China. The New York Red Bulls … Continue reading

AFC Asian Cup Quarter-Finals preview and predictions

Posted on by Thariq Amir

The group stage of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup is over and there wasn’t a single draw at all. There have been 24 definitive results in 24 matches, which is quite remarkable. The knockouts have a lot to live up … Continue reading

2015 AFC Asian Cup Weekend Wrap-Up: Australia Feeling the Pressure

Posted on by Thariq Amir

The 2015 AFC Asian Cup has written itself in the history books. How so? Well after this weekend’s results, the tournament has seen 20 straight games with a winner. That’s right there have been no draws in this tournament thus … Continue reading

5 Observations From Australia’s 4-1 Win Against Kuwait in 2015 Asian Cup

Posted on by Thariq Amir

The Asian Cup kicked off in Melbourne on Friday with a goal-laden game between hosts Australia and Kuwait. One of the pre-tournament favorites, Australia, eventually ran out 4-1 winners but the scoreline didn’t reflect some of the anxiety the Socceroos suffered … Continue reading

2015 AFC Asian Cup Preview: Asia’s Top Teams Look For Redemption After World Cup

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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There have been 60 games, 258 shots on target, 408 shots off target, 103 goals, 84 saves, 112 yellows and eight reds. Those numbers, statistically at least, paints a picture of the qualification process for Asia’s premier international football tournament … Continue reading

Manchester City Confirmed For 2015 International Champions Cup In Australia

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have been confirmed as the second of three teams who will compete in the International Champions Cup, which will be held in July in Melbourne, Australia. Manchester City joins European champions Real Madrid as … Continue reading

Real Madrid To Participate In 2015 International Champions Cup In Australia

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Victoria sports minister Damien Drum has confirmed that Real Madrid will take part in next summer’s edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC) which will be held in Melbourne, Australia from July 18-24. The Spanish giants will be making their debut … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Asian Soccer is on the Decline

Posted on by Gary O'Toole

After several years of hard work, grueling traveling schedules and thorough preparations, Asia produced four World Cup qualifiers – Japan, Australia, South Korea and Iran. The fact that none of these four sides picked up a victory in a combined … Continue reading

Australia 0-3 Spain: Match Highlights (VIDEO)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The reigning World Champions Spain ended their meek title defense on a winning note with a 3-0 victory over Australia on Monday.

Spain vs Australia, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Today’s match between Australia and Spain gives the teams a chance to leave the tournament with pride. SEE MORE — Read the Australia against Spain World Cup preview. Where to watch – The game kicks off at 12 PM EST/9 … Continue reading

Australia vs. Spain Preview: Both Teams Playing For Pride

Posted on by Matt Walsh

Monday afternoon at Noon ET/9am PT and Tuesday morning at 2am (AEST), the Soccerroos, ranked third in their group, will face off against last-placed Spain in what will be both teams’ final match at the 2014 World Cup after being … Continue reading

A Bright Future Awaits for Valiant Socceroos

Posted on by Cronan Yu

The pride of a nation. Australia’s 2-3 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands was arguably their greatest result on the international stage, so much so that, for many fans, regardless of what the score line suggested, it felt like … Continue reading

Australia 2-3 Netherlands: Energetic Socceroos Put in Heroic Performance

Posted on by Ahmed Yussuf

Australia stunned the Dutch with their energetic start putting in the clichéd “heroic” performance. With expectation so low any semblance of direction would be seen as a positive. However, in the end the Netherlands prevailed by a 3-2 scoreline. The … Continue reading

Netherlands 3-2 Australia: Official Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

In one of the most entertaining games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup thus far, Australia shocked everyone by coming so close to victory against a spirited Netherlands side. After a sensational Tim Cahill goal (one of the best of … Continue reading