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Ange Postecoglou recalls young and fringe players to give Socceroos depth before 2015 Asian Cup

Dominic Bossi Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has made strengthening the national player pool his No.1 priority before the 2015 Asian Cup on home soil.

Socceroos' injuries open the door for new and fringe players ahead of Asian Cup

“From our perspective these games are a chance to expose some young players to international football and hopefully create some depth in areas we’re light on

Injuries plague Ange Postecoglou's squad selection as the door opens for new and fringe players to cement spots.

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Oman calls on Canberra to support side at Asian Cup

Delegates from Asian Cup teams: Oman Board member Saeed Baqaweer, Korean representative Ilki Park, Japan team administrator Naoki Tsumura and UAE coach Hassan Al Abdooli examining the Canberra Stadium surface.

David Polkinghorne Oman hopes basing itself at the Australian Institute of Sport will see its success rub off on it and the nation wants Canberra to adopt it as its Asian Cup team.

'There is no excuse': Socceroos must win Asian Cup, says Rale Rasic

Cup challenge: Paul Okon, Rale Rasic and Brett Emerton during the AFC Asian Cup ambassador announcement on Tuesday.

Tom Decent The man who coached Australia to their first World Cup finals appearance in 1974 says if the Socceroos do not win next year's Asian Cup, it should be viewed as nothing but a failure. 

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Japan's likely Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra moved to Sydney to suit TV broadcasters

Lee Gaskin The Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra likely to feature Japan has been switched to Sydney.

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Chris Herd returns to training, hopes to play in Asian Cup

Forgotten Socceroo prospect Chris Herd is back training and hopeful he can force himself into Ange Postecoglou's Asian Cup plans.

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Matildas on track to defend Asian Cup title

Elise Kellond-Knight (second left) of Australia celebrates with her teammates after she scored the winning goal.

Pete Smith Australia's women footballers have beaten South Korea 2-1 in a semi-final of the Asian Women's Cup in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Patched-up Australian Matildas on brink of glory in Asian Cup

Elise Kellond-Knight (second left) of Australia celebrates with her team-mates after she scored the winning goal.

Sebastian Hassett Barely a few months ago, the Australia womens football team looked a chaotic mess, shattering the sides famous family-like unity into countless pieces.

Matildas ready to defend women's Asian Cup title

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Pete Smith The bold Matildas will tackle world champion Japan without fear the Women's Asian Cup final on Sunday.

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Matildas confident of Asian Cup upset against Japan

Elise Kellond-Knight (left) celebrates with her teammates after scoring the winning goal against South Korea in the semi-final.

Adrian Warren Australia's attack-minded Matildas are confident they possess the firepower to topple world champions Japan in Sunday's Asian Cup women's final in Vietnam.

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Australia's Matildas lose 1-0 to Japan in Asian Cup final

Australia's Emily van-Egmond battles for the ball with Japan's Yumi Kawamura.

A strong second half fightback wasn't enough for Australia, as it lost 1-0 to world champions Japan in the Asian Cup women's football final in Vietnam.

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Matildas rue missed chances in Asian Cup final

Emily van Egmond of Australia battles with Sawa Homare of Japan.

Adrian Warren Interim Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has hailed the improvement in his side but said more was needed at next year's World Cup after steering Australia to second spot in the women's Asian Cup in...

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War-torn Palestine qualify for Asian Cup in Australia

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Dominic Bossi Australia will host one of world football's most captivating story lines at the 2015 Asian Cup after war-torn Palestine qualified for their first ever-tournament by winning the AFC Challenge Cup...

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Canberra plays major part in 2015 Asian Cup

The AFC Asian Cup will see ten different countries play in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will be front and centre during the biggest sporting event in Asia next year.

Socceroos to face South Korea in Asian Cup blockbuster

Heartbreaker: Japan's Tadanari Lee volleys home the winner against Australia's goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer during extra-time of the 2011 Asian Cup final.

Michael Lynch The Socceroos will kick off their Asian Cup campaign in the opening match next January against Kuwait, but their biggest test in the group phase will come when they take on Asian heavyweights South...

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Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade says Canberra could host Asian Cup winner

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade.

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos and Canberra Cosmos captain Paul Wade thinks the ACT could play host to the eventual winner of next year's Asian Cup.

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Socceroos can dare to dream in Asian Cup

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Michael Lynch While the World Cup will, naturally, be top of Ange Postecoglou's agenda for the next three months or so, the Asian Cup will be running quietly as a background theme.

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Asian Cup ticket prices revealed

Robbie Kruse is chased by Keisuke Honda of Japan during the AFC Asian Cup Final in 2011.

Sebastian Hassett Next year's Asian Cup will be one of the most affordable major tournaments staged in Australia - provided you're prepared to buy in bulk.

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Ali Abbas' Sydney FC exploits could help end Iraq exile at 2015 Asian Cup

Heart and soul: Ali Abbas has been a constant and a standout for Sydney FC this season.

Dominic Bossi It's almost irrelevant what happens in this finals series, the A-League has already had its flashpoint moment of the season.

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New Matildas coach Alen Stajcic confident ahead of Asian Cup mission

Cut: W-League Goalkeeper of the Year Melissa Barbieri.

Sebastian Hassett New Matildas coach Alen Stajcic believes his side can put the dramas of the past few months behind it to put in a bold showing at this month's Asian Cup in Vietnam.