Postecoglou named best coach, Socceroos best team in Asian football's annual awards

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Postecoglou named best coach, Socceroos best team in Asian football's annual awards 

CANBERRA, Nov. 30 — Australia's national football coach Ange Postecoglou has capped off a stunning year by taking out the Coach of the Year award at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) annual ceremony in India on Monday morning (AEDT).

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Roundup: Australia enters Asia's elite following tournament of goodwill

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Australia enters Asia's elite following tournament of goodwill 

MELBOURNE, Feb. 1 — Following 32 matches, 85 goals, inspired individual performances and impressive team showings, Australia's first taste of hosting the Asian Cup has proved a massive success.

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UAE, Iraq look to second best finish in Asian Cup

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on UAE, Iraq look to second best finish in Asian Cup 

NEWCASTLE, Australia, Jan. 29 — United Arab Emirates and Iraq will look to bounce back from semifinal defeats by winning the Asian Cup third-place match on Friday.

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Asian Cup: Cahill quiet on Australia future, focused on final

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Asian Cup: Cahill quiet on Australia future, focused on final 

SYDNEY, Jan. 29 — Veteran striker Tim Cahill refused to touch upon his future with the australia national team beyond Saturday's Asian Cup final and says his focus is on helping the Socceroos become continental champions for the first time.

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Asian Cup: Aussies keeping cool ahead of final vs S. Korea

January 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Asian Cup: Aussies keeping cool ahead of final vs S. Korea 

NEWCASTLE, Australia, Jan. 28 — australia coach Ange Postecoglou insists there are no champagne corks being popped just yet after the Socceroos secured a second consecutive spot in the final of the Asian Cup after a 2-0 win over the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.

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Asian Cup: JFA says Aguirre match-fixing claim hasn't even been accepted in Spain

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on Asian Cup: JFA says Aguirre match-fixing claim hasn't even been accepted in Spain 

TOKYO, Jan. 25 — The Japan Football Association has new information that the reported case implicating national coach Javier Aguirre in a 2011 La Liga match-fixing scandal has not even been accepted by a Spanish court, JFA President Kuniya Daini said on Saturday.

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Asian Cup: S. Korea must work hard to avoid Federer-style upset: coach

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on Asian Cup: S. Korea must work hard to avoid Federer-style upset: coach 

SYDNEY, Jan. 25 — South Korea coach Uli Stielike accepts his side's status as favorites in Monday's Asian Cup semifinal against Iraq, but the German has warned his players they must be on top of their game to avoid a similar fate to defending champions Japan — and former world No. 1 tennis star Roger Federer.

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Asian Cup: S. Korea must work hard to avoid Federer-style upset: coach

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on Asian Cup: S. Korea must work hard to avoid Federer-style upset: coach 

SYDNEY, Jan. 25 — South Korea coach Uli Stielike accepts his side's status as favorites in Monday's Asian Cup semifinal against Iraq, but the German has warned his players they must be on top of their game to avoid a similar fate to defending champions Japan — and former world No. 1 tennis star Roger Federer.

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Asian Cup: Aguirre to rebuild for World Cup after q'final exit, JFA technical chief says

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on Asian Cup: Aguirre to rebuild for World Cup after q'final exit, JFA technical chief says 

TOKYO, Jan. 25 — Japan will overhaul their squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following their quarterfinal exit from the Asian Cup, Japan Football Association technical director Masahiro Shimoda said Saturday.

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Asian Cup: JFA chief confirms Aguirre will stay on as Japan coach

January 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Asian Cup: JFA chief confirms Aguirre will stay on as Japan coach 

SYDNEY, Jan. 24 — Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini confirmed Saturday that Javier Aguirre will stay on as coach of the national team, a day after the defending champions were knocked out of the Asian Cup in the quarterfinals.

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