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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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Korea get the better of Uzbekistan

Korea get the better of Uzbekistan

By Paul Williams in Seoul

Korea has strengthened its grip on top spot of Group A after a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan in Seoul tonight.

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Japan edge closer to Brazil 2014

Japan edge closer to Brazil 2014

By Anthony Yacoub (follow Anthony on twitter @TrickySFC)

Uzbekistan stunned hosts Iran 1-0 to move into the lead of Group A as Japan took a giant leap towards an early qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil after a 89th minute strike by Shinji Okazaki helped the Samurai Blue to a hard fought 2-1 win over Oman in Muscat in Group B.

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Uzbekistan shocks Iran in Azadi Stadium

Uzbekistan shocks Iran in Azadi Stadium

By Dara Zarandi

Tehran - The Uzbekistan national football team pulled of a surprising win in Tehran Wednesday evening by defeating Iran 1-0.

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Iran too strong for Korea

Iran too strong for Korea

By Victor Yun

Some days you win, some days you lose. Korea trudged through one of their sloppier performances in recent memory and flung Group A wide open for the taking in the 2014 World Cup qualifications. Let’s dive in:

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Australia ready for date with destiny

Australia ready for date with destiny

By Adam Peacock

The occasion is set; the biggest match on Australian soil since the Socceroos beat Uruguay on penalties in 2005 to qualify for the following years World Cup.

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Here come the Blue Samurai

Here come the Blue Samurai

By Alan Gibson

It’s early in the group stage, but, this is the big one! Certainly for Australia, after a disappointing 0-0 draw with Oman to open their qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014.

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Australia and Japan prepare for battle

Australia and Japan prepare for battle

By Paul Williams in Brisbane

Both Australia and Japan have arrived in Brisbane as anticipation grows ahead of Tuesday night’s crucial World Cup Qualifier.

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Australia and Japan develop a growing rivalry

By Sean Carroll

Tuesday night sees the latest instalment in what is steadily becoming a very interesting rivalry in the Asian game, when Japan travel to Brisbane to take on Australia in the final round of World Cup qualifiers.

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Jordan vs Iraq - a battle for third?

By Bassil Mikdadi

Ahead of the first match day of final round of World Cup Qualifying, the Arabic language press was filled with stories on what an achievement it is to see half of the ten finalists hail from The Peninsula.

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