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Jan 17, 2015

South Korea upset Australia 1-0 at Asian Cup

BRISBANE (Reuters) – South Korea upset Australia 1-0 at the Asian Cup on Saturday to top the Group A standings and secure a potentially easier path to the final while leaving the host nation facing a treacherous route.

Striker Lee Jeong-hyeop scored a perfectly-executed goal in the first half to give his team a surprise lead then the Koreans held on against a wave of Australian attacks to clinch the victory.

Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-South Korea upset Australia 1-0 at Asian Cup

BRISBANE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – South Korea upset Australia 1-0 at the Asian Cup on Saturday to top the Group A standings and secure a potentially easier path to the final while leaving the host nation facing a treacherous route.

Striker Lee Jeong-hyeop scored a perfectly-executed goal in the first half to give his team a surprise lead then the Koreans held on against a wave of Australian attacks to clinch the victory.

Jan 17, 2015

South Korea lead Australia 1-0 at halftime in Asian Cup

BRISBANE (Reuters) – South Korean striker Lee Jeong-hyeop scored a well-executed goal to give his team a surprise 1-0 lead over the host nation Australia in their crucial Group A clash at the Asian Cup on Saturday.

Lee, who was recalled to the starting lineup after missing South Korea’s previous group win over Kuwait, broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute when he got his foot on to a perfectly angled cross from his team mate Lee Keun-ho.

Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-South Korea lead Australia 1-0 at halftime in Asian Cup

BRISBANE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – South Korean striker Lee Jeong-hyeop scored a well-executed goal to give his team a surprise 1-0 lead over the host nation Australia in their crucial Group A clash at the Asian Cup on Saturday.

Lee, who was recalled to the starting lineup after missing South Korea’s previous group win over Kuwait, broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute when he got his foot on to a perfectly angled cross from his team mate Lee Keun-ho.

Jan 17, 2015

Australia and South Korea make wholesale changes

BRISBANE (Reuters) – Australia and South Korea have both reshuffled their lineups for Saturday’s decisive Group A Asian Cup match at Brisbane’s Lang Park.

With both teams already assured of a place in the quarter-finals, the rival coaches took the chance to rest some of their key players on a hot and humid evening at Brisbane’s Lang Park.

Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-Australia and South Korea make wholesale changes

BRISBANE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Australia and South Korea have both reshuffled their lineups for Saturday’s decisive Group A Asian Cup match at Brisbane’s Lang Park.

With both teams already assured of a place in the quarter-finals, the rival coaches took the chance to rest some of their key players on a hot and humid evening at Brisbane’s Lang Park.

Jan 16, 2015

Wasteful Japan edge out Iraq at Asian Cup

BRISBANE (Reuters) – Keisuke Honda converted a penalty to make amends for hitting the post three times as a wasteful Japan held on to beat Iraq 1-0 in their Asian Cup Group D match on Friday.

Honda made no mistake with his spot kick, however, sending Iraqi goalkeeper Jalal Hassan the wrong way to score the only goal of the match in the 23rd minute at Lang Park.

Jan 14, 2015

China stun Uzbekistan 2-1 at Asian Cup

BRISBANE (Reuters) – China scored twice in 13 minutes to come from behind and upset Uzbekistan 2-1 at the Asian Cup on Wednesday to book themselves a spot in the quarter-finals.

China started the tournament as an outsider for the title but after winning their first two Group B matches in dramatic fashion, they are now assured of finishing top of their pool with a game to spare.

Jan 12, 2015

Magical goal sees Iraq beat Jordan 1-0 at Asian Cup

BRISBANE (Reuters) – A magical goal from midfielder Yaser Kasim gave Iraq a crucial 1-0 win over a 10-man Jordan in the Asian Cup on Monday.

Kasim, who plays for Swindon Town in the third tier of English football, scored the winner in the 77th minute with a touch of Messi magic and a little slice of luck.

Jan 12, 2015

Iraq dare to dream big after opening Asian Cup win

BRISBANE (Reuters) – Iraq’s team at the Asian Cup are playing for more than just the trophy. For them, winning the title, is a chance to bring some rare celebration to their war-torn homeland.

The odds are heavily stacked against them winning with their preparations chaotic, to say the least.

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