Tag: Asian Cup
National side fail to take chances early in the first half.
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 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 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.
The players in question are striker Almoez Ali and defender Bassam Al-Rawi.
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.
Fans are unimpressed by the CFA, a deeply traditional organisation that the new coach will have to find a way to work with.
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.
Son says he feels physically empty and is so sorry to have let down my team-mates.
Coach Graham Arnold says an injection of extra quality would make all the difference, pointing to how Lionel Messi repeatedly wins matches for Barcelona.
Japan and Iran, with seven Asian Cup titles between them, will play the other semi for a place in the final.
Eriksson took England to World Cup quarter-finals in 2002 and 2006.
Where the Chinese Football Association goes next will be a matter for some contemplation.
The 2022 World Cup hosts will play South Korea on Friday.
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.
Australia will next face United Arab Emirates.
The Emiratis have been struggling throughout the group stage.
Japan, record four-time winners of the Asian Cup, march on to a quarter-final with Southeast Asian champions Vietnam.
Iran, Asia's top-ranked side, have failed to win Asian football's most coveted prize since 1976.
Iran are looking to end a 43-year-old Asian Cup title drought.
Vietnam levels six minutes after the break when Cong Phuong shows great technique to steer home a volley from close range.
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.
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 just came off a punishing run of fixtures with Spurs, playing in 13 matches since the beginning of December.