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.
Toll of leading India in all formats was too much for #Dhoni. Add two months of IPL & the constant media scrutiny.
Well it’s not the time to say I told u so but hv been telling people he will do this. Only thought #Dhoni will announce after World Cup.
Suddenly Aus is bowling like India and India is batting like Aus. This batting, though in benign conditions, will break notions #AUSvIND
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.