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Jan 17, 2015

South Koreans upbeat after beating Australia

BRISBANE (Reuters) – Three matches, three goals, three wins and suddenly South Korea are looking like a real threat to win the Asian Cup.

It was all very different a few days ago when it read two matches, two goals and as many wins.

Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-South Koreans upbeat after beating Australia

BRISBANE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Three matches, three goals, three wins and suddenly South Korea are looking like a real threat to win the Asian Cup.

It was all very different a few days ago when it read two matches, two goals and as many wins.

Jan 17, 2015

Australia rue missed chances against South Korea

BRISBANE (Reuters) – When Australia ditched Oceania to join the Asian Football Confederation, they had two goals in mind: they wanted an easier path to the World Cup and regular matches against tougher opposition.

Both wishes were granted. The Socceroos represented Asia at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups and the opposition has proven tough to beat, especially at the Asian Cup.

Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-Australia rue missed chances against South Korea

BRISBANE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – When Australia ditched Oceania to join the Asian Football Confederation, they had two goals in mind: they wanted an easier path to the World Cup and regular matches against tougher opposition.

Both wishes were granted. The Socceroos represented Asia at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups and the opposition has proven tough to beat, especially at the Asian Cup.

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.

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