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Harimau Malaya go down 1-2 to UAE after taking early lead

National side fail to take chances early in the first half.

China dreaming of Asian and World Cup double, says Du

China last hosted the Asian Cup finals in 2004 and will go head-to-head in the hosting battle for the 2023 tournament with South Korea.

China officially bids for 2023 Asian Cup

China has hosted the Asian Cup once before, in 2004, but its latest attempt is significant because of President Xi Jinping's stated desire for the country to hold a World Cup.

Ali’s ‘golden touch’ floors Japan as Qatar lift Asian Cup

Ali's acrobatic bicycle kick after just 12 minutes and Abdelaziz Hatim superb second before Akram Afif converts a VAR-assisted penalty gives the 2022 World Cup hosts a famous victory in Abu Dhabi.

UAE protests over Qatari players’ eligibility at Asian Cup

The players in question are striker Almoez Ali and defender Bassam Al-Rawi.

Clinical Japan stun Iran 3-0 to reach Asian Cup final

Iran have been the form team of the tournament but their dreams of a ending a 43-year wait for a 4th continental title were left in tatters by the clinical Samurai Blue.

Wanted: Coach for China’s football team, must toe the line

Fans are unimpressed by the CFA, a deeply traditional organisation that the new coach will have to find a way to work with.

Activists slam Asian Cup ‘gagging’ over torture-risk footballer

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network hit out at the near-silence about Hakeem Alaraibi at the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, and says the Asian Football Confederation has a duty to speak up.

Sleepless Son admits to fatigue after Asian Cup flop

Son says he feels physically empty and is so sorry to have let down my team-mates.

If only we had Messi – Aussies say X-factor needed as...

Coach Graham Arnold says an injection of extra quality would make all the difference, pointing to how Lionel Messi repeatedly wins matches for Barcelona.

Arabian knights send Korea, Australia crashing out of Asian Cup

Japan and Iran, with seven Asian Cup titles between them, will play the other semi for a place in the final.

Eriksson ends brief stint with Philippines squad

Eriksson took England to World Cup quarter-finals in 2002 and 2006.

Maestro Lippi bows out as hapless China exit Asian Cup

Where the Chinese Football Association goes next will be a matter for some contemplation.

Stunning free kick sends Qatar into Asian Cup quarter-finals

The 2022 World Cup hosts will play South Korea on Friday.

Extra-time winner takes S.Korea past Bahrain

Paulo Bento's side will now face either Qatar or Iraq in the last 8 as the Koreans seek to win the title for the 1st time since 1960.

Ryan the hero as Australia beat Uzbekistan in shootout

Australia will next face United Arab Emirates.

UAE reach Asian Cup last 8 with extra-time penalty

The Emiratis have been struggling throughout the group stage.

Japan’s Tomiyasu sends Saudis spinning out of Asian Cup

Japan, record four-time winners of the Asian Cup, march on to a quarter-final with Southeast Asian champions Vietnam.

From Russia with love: Ronaldo penalty fear keeps Iran alive

Iran, Asia's top-ranked side, have failed to win Asian football's most coveted prize since 1976.

Cristiano flashback as Iran book Asian Cup quarter-final spot

Iran are looking to end a 43-year-old Asian Cup title drought.

Shoot-out sees Vietnam beat Jordan, reach Asian Cup quarters

Vietnam levels six minutes after the break when Cong Phuong shows great technique to steer home a volley from close range.

Kyrgyz heartthrob Lux – the Asian Cup’s reluctant sex symbol

Lux admits he is footloose and fancy-free, but the Kyrgyz heartthrob insists he's finding it hard to come to terms with his new-found fame.

Qatar put 2 past Saudi to finish top in group

The derby clash is the 1st time the 2 sides have met since a bitter political dispute began between the Gulf Arab states 18 months ago.

Son boosts Korea’s Asian Cup hopes as Spurs sweat

Son just came off a punishing run of fixtures with Spurs, playing in 13 matches since the beginning of December.