Asian Cup


Asian Cup ticket prices revealed

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.


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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Pot luck: Socceroos prepare to discover fate in Asian Cup draw

Ange Postecoglou hopes the soccer gods will be on his side when the draw is announced for the 2015 Asian Cup.

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos boss hopes luck is on his side when 2015 Asian Cup draw takes place.


Asian Cup 2015 draw

DOHA, QATAR - JANUARY 29:  Australian captain Lucas Neill looks on after Japan defeated Australia in extra time 1-0 at the AFC Asian Cup Final match between the Australian Socceroos and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium on January 29, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi Find out who the Socceroos will face in their group when Australia hosts the Asian Cup next year.

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Socceroos handed tough draw in 2015 Asian Cup

AFC General Secretary Dato' Alex Soosay holds up the name Australia during the Asian Football Confederation draw for the 2015 Asian Cup at the Sydney Opera House ground in Sydney, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Australia hosts the tournament that will be played in Jan. 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Australia must aspire to claim Asian Cup glory in January next year despite being drawn in a challenging group against South Korea, Oman and Kuwait.

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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...


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.


Afghanistan would give the Asian Cup a great story to tell

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Michael Cockerill One name will be missing from the draw for the 2015 Asian Cup when the shape of Australia's biggest-ever football event finally becomes clear at a lavish ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on...


Australia top seed for 2015 Asian Cup

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Host Australia has been named top seed for the 2015 Asian Cup ahead of next week's draw and will avoid being drawn in the same group as defending champion Japan.


Jordan book 2015 Asian Cup spot with incident-packed win over Singapore

Thaer Bawab

Jordan booked their place at next year's Asian Cup in Australia and made some amends for their World Cup heartache with an incident-packed 3-1 win on Tuesday over Singapore.

Indonesia draw hits China's Asian Cup bid

China's Jiang Ning

Boaz Solossa's thunderous equaliser rocked China's bid to reach an 11th straight Asian Cup when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Indonesia on Tuesday.


Uzbekistan, Qatar and Oman into 2015 Asian Cup

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Uzbekistan, Qatar and Oman have stormed into the 2015 Asian Cup, but China has hit a stumbling block and Iran's bid was complicated by the fall-out of a deadly suicide blast.


Matildas to use friendly against China to prepare for Asian Cup

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The Matildas will up their preparations for the Asian Cup when they take on China on Sunday.


Focus must turn to Asian Cup

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Michael Lynch Second big defeat has come due to a lack of planning and rebuilding.

Australia's Asian Cup talent search

Australia's national soccer team.

Michael Lynch Having sealed World Cup qualification, Socceroos coach Holgert Osieck owes it to the nation to break some eggs as he scrambles a selection omelette for Brazil 2014.


Fringe Socceroos' time to shine at East Asian Cup

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck

Michael Lynch Jade North says too many supporters have been ready to write off Holger Osieck's line up of fringe Socceroos and hopefuls simply because the majority of them play in Australia.


Asian Cup seeks to grab interest

Michael Brown.

Michael Lynch Asian Cup chief Michael Brown plans to ramp up interest in the competition.


A-League 'should stop' for Asian Cup

The AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 logo is unveiled during the preliminary draw and logo launch in Melbourne yesterday.

Michael Lynch Australia's Asian Cup organisers want A-League to shut down for part of three-week competition.


Matildas fail to qualify for East Asian Cup

Tom Sermanni.

The Australian women's soccer team was unable to give long-serving coach Tom Sermanni the farewell it sought as the Matildas fell short of qualifying for the East Asian Cup with a 2-1 loss to China.

Newcastle hits the jackpot in Asian Cup draw

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Socceroos will kick off 2015 Asian Cup campaign in Melbourne.