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Maradona will not coach at Asian Cup says Palestine Football Association

Maradona's sideline antics were a highlight of the 2010 World Cup.

Australians hopes of seeing Diego Maradona in the dugout in the 2015 Asian Cup have been dealt a blow after Palestine's football association denied any contact with the Argentinian legend.

Ange Postecoglou says Socceroos are not so arrogant they expect easy success at Asian Cup

Spying: Ange Postecoglou has been keeping a close watch on his Asian competitors.

Sebastian Hassett Ange Postecoglou says the team can’t be 'arrogant' and take their progression for granted.

Al-Hilal the Middle Eastern giants standing between Western Sydney Wanderers and glory

Saudi's al-Hilal forward Nasser Al-Shamrani vies for the ball with UAE's al-Ain defender Mohamed Ahmed during their AFC Champions League semi-final.

Sebastian Hassett Thirteen Premier League championships, 29 cup triumphs, six continental trophies and seven regional titles, a name change by royal decree and official recognition as the confederation's "Club of the...

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Tom Rogic's injury rules him out of Socceroos' Asian Cup

Injury will cost Tom Rogic a spot in the Asian Cup.

Chris Dutton Tom Rogic's injury nightmare has continued after being ruled out of the Asian Cup.

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou launches final Asian Cup experiment

Back in the frame: Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has used his last true chance to experiment for January's Asian Cup by testing a string of new and seemingly forgotten faces.

Socceroos star Tom Rogic ruled out of Asian Cup

Disappointed: Tom Rogic's ongoing groin problems have ruled the attacking weapon out of the Asian Cup.

Sebastian Hassett The Socceroos' hopes of winning next year's Asian Cup on home soil have been dealt a major blow with star attacker Tom Rogic ruled out of the tournament.

Ange Postecoglou casts wide net to find Asian Cup options

Bernie Ibini will miss Sydney FC's opening match in the A-League.

Sebastian Hassett In a last-ditch bid to increase his potential options before January's Asian Cup, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has called up a string of new players for next month's friendlies in the Middle East.

Socceroos to warm up for Asian Cup with Japanese test

Socceroo talisman: Tim Cahill.

Sebastian Hassett The Socceroos will round off their preparations for January's Asian Cup with a friendly on November 18 against arch-rivals Japan, the same team many are expecting they'll face in the final of the...

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Canberra venues to benefit from upgrades to Asian Cup training venues

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Jon Tuxworth Next year's Asian Cup will leave a legacy for Canberra soccer after it was confirmed Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park will feature in $650,000 worth of upgrades to venues in all five host cities.

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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.

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

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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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Qatar to be based in Canberra during 2015 Asian Cup

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Chris Wilson The 2011 Asian Cup’s host nation Qatar will base itself in Canberra in the lead-up to next year's tournament in Australia.

'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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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.

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Matildas ready for world champions Japan in Asian Cup opener

New Matildas coach Alen Stajcic.

The Matildas could not have been given a better chance to demonstrate renewed harmony than their Asian Cup opener against Japan.

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Kate Gill breaks record as Matildas beat Jordan in Asian Cup

Captain Kate Gill scored a double to help Australia to a routine 3-1 Women's Asian Cup victory over Jordan becoming the Matildas' greatest goalscorer in the process.