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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.

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via India Insight

2014: A year of leagues for Indian sports


It rained sports leagues in India in an eventful 2014 that also saw the country’s cricket board join hands with Australia and England to take charge of the game’s administration.

Their worst FIFA ranking of 171 notwithstanding, India welcomed the Indian Super League with much fanfare with the eight city-based tournament dominating the sports pages of newspapers.

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