All posts tagged australia

Holger has to go

Holger has to go

COMMENT - Paul Williams

Enough is enough. Holger Osieck’s time as coach of the Australian national team has to end. Sunday morning’s 6-0 defeat at Brazil was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

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Neill appointed Asian Cup ambassador

Neill appointed Asian Cup ambassador

Lucas Neill will crown his glittering Socceroos career by serving as the Captain Ambassador for AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.

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What constitutes success at youth level?

What constitutes success at youth level?

By Paul Williams

There is an interesting debate taking place in Australia at the moment regarding the nation’s U20 side that was recently knocked out in the group stage of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey.

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Japan qualify for 2014 World Cup

Japan qualify for 2014 World Cup

By Paul Williams in Tokyo

Japan has sealed their place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a last minute penalty denied Australia an historic win in front of over 62,000 fanatical fans at Saitama Stadium.

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Brisbane ready for Buriram challenge

A-League Grand Final winners Brisbane Roar are seeking a second consecutive AFC Champions League appearance when they face Thailand’s Buriram United in their AFC Champions League playoff on Wednesday night.

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Iran 5-0 Lebanon

Iran 5-0 Lebanon

By Anthony Yacoub

Three-time champion Iran started their 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign with an emphatic 5-0 hammering of Lebanon in front of more than 19,000 spectators at Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

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Vietnam 1-2 UAE

Vietnam 1-2 UAE

By Paul Williams

Recently crowned Gulf Cup champions UAE did enough to secure all three points against Vietnam in their 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifier in Hanoi, but not before surviving a scare.

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Thailand 1-3 Kuwait

Thailand 1-3 Kuwait

By Paul Williams

A lacklustre Thailand was defeated 3-1 by a professional Kuwaiti outfit in their opening 2015 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier at the Rajamangala Stadium on Wednesday night.

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AFC Asian Cup qualifying begins tonight

AFC Asian Cup qualifying begins tonight

The road to AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 begins today with 10 qualifying matches being held across Asia.

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ACQ Preview: Thailand v Kuwait

ACQ Preview: Thailand v Kuwait

By Kevin Watkin

Thailand faces Kuwait in a crucial opening fixture in Group B of AFC Asian Cup 2015 Qualifying. Both teams will come into the match with confidence after encouraging performances in recent competitions.

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