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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby nzfooty » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:40 pm

After a dry second day, a few more goals:
Group C
UAE 4 - 1 Qatar
Iran 2 - 0 Bahrain

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby SteveW » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:47 pm

Japan currently skooshing the Palestine game. 3-0 at HT
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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby eujin » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:05 pm

Someone (not me) put this picture up on Wikipedia of the Iran vs Bahrain match.

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The crowd looks pretty good to me. Average attendance so far over the 9 matches played is 13,000, which puts them well on target to break 400,000 and more than Qatar had four years ago.

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby eujin » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:48 am

It's official.

Swindon Town are bossing the Asian Cup.
http://www.theguardian.com/football/blo ... tournament

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby eujin » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:02 am

China beat Uzbekistan, so the Chinese will be waiting for Korea in the next round unless Korea can find a way to beat Australia.

It would be an interesting opportunity to see just how far the Chinese have come relative to Korea in the past few years.

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby eujin » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:32 am

Eat your heart out Middlesbrough.


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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby garyli » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:33 am

eujin wrote:China beat Uzbekistan, so the Chinese will be waiting for Korea in the next round unless Korea can find a way to beat Australia.

It would be an interesting opportunity to see just how far the Chinese have come relative to Korea in the past few years.


Team China's performance is much better than my expectation. Alain Perrin's selection of young and athletic players seems to be a good decision so far.

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby SteveW » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:41 pm

UAE are shaping up to be the best of the also rans at the minute. I thought Bahrain might make it out of that group but seems not.
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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby SteveW » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:25 pm

16/5 Korea to beat Oz. Not a lot of faith in Uli from Paddy Power.
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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby eujin » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:19 pm

Correct me if I'm worng, but if Japan lose 2-0 to Jordan and Iraq beat whipping boys Palestine then Japan are out. That's going to complicate any Japanese attempt to finish second in the group.

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby eujin » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:20 pm

The group stage is finished. The only group not topped by an East Asian team is group C, the only group with only West Asian teams. Apart from North Korea the East Asians have done well so far. Uzbekistan and Australia also made it through. We are however assured one West Asian side in the semis as there's a nice little quarter-final between Iran and Iraq.

Korea vs Uzbekistan
Iran vs Iraq

Australia vs China
Japan vs UAE

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby eujin » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:47 am

Attendances have been very good so far, almost 400,000, which is what they had for the whole tournament in Qatar, and the knockout rounds are still to come. There were almost 20,000 in Canberra for the menaingless China vs DPRK match. A grand total of zero draws in the group stage is also quite something.

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby eujin » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:20 pm

Turaev missed an open goal for Uzbekistan and Nam Tae-hee was tee'd up perfectly by the penalty spot only to completely miss the ball, but it finishes 0-0 after 90 mins. The first draw of the tournament, and a fair result. On to extra time.

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:45 pm

Son Heung-min scores Korea's customary one goal for the game, looking good for the traditional Asian Cup clash with Iran now.

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Re: 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Postby eujin » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:02 pm

Holyjoe wrote:Son Heung-min scores Korea's customary one goal for the game, looking good for the traditional Asian Cup clash with Iran now.

Son Heung-min scores another one of Korea's customary one goal after Cha Du-ri blasts down the right wing and past two men to square it up for him. 2-0 and Korea are through.


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