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Indifferent India tunes out Asian Cup

MUMBAI (Reuters) – While the cream of Asian football fights for glory in the region’s biggest tournament, the indifference of Indian broadcasters to the Asian Cup is a major setback to those hoping to grow the game in the world’s second-most populous country.

Described by FIFA President Sepp Blatter as a “sleeping giant” of world football, India, with is population of 1.2 billion, has no shortage of potential players.

Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-Asian Cup a chance for Abdulrahman to enhance reputation

Jan 17 (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates playmaker Omar Abdulrahman has blossomed from “child prodigy” into one of the region’s most exciting talents and the Asian Cup is proving the ideal stage for the 23-year-old to enhance his reputation.

The Al Ain wide man made his mark at the 2012 London Games, when the Emirati side qualified for the Olympics for first time.

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Jan 2, 2015

Hopes run high for in-form UAE at Asian Cup

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates have made it past the group stages of the Asian Cup only twice in nine attempts but that should not be a concern this time around in Australia given the recent form of the close-knit group.

During a golden period for the Emirati side, they reached the last four in 1992 while going a step further in the next edition when they lost the final to Saudi Arabia in a shootout after a battling 0-0 draw on home soil.

Jan 2, 2015

Soccer-Hopes run high for in-form UAE at Asian Cup

Jan 2 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates have made it past the group stages of the Asian Cup only twice in nine attempts but that should not be a concern this time around in Australia given the recent form of the close-knit group.

During a golden period for the Emirati side, they reached the last four in 1992 while going a step further in the next edition when they lost the final to Saudi Arabia in a shootout after a battling 0-0 draw on home soil.