Asian Cup

Asian Cup-winning coach Lopez handed Qatar contract until 2026

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 - 04:39 GMT

Qatar's Asian Cup-winning coach Marquez Lopez has been handed a contract until 2026 and will take charge of the team in a full-time capacity, the Qatar Football Association has announced.

Qatar and Jordan look to answer critics in all-Arab Asian Cup final

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 - 11:59 GMT

Qatar and Jordan will play an all-Arab Asian Cup final on Saturday where both teams are highly motivated to answer critics who gave them no chance of going so far.

Jordan end Tajikistan's dream run at Asian Cup to move into semi-finals

Fri, 02 Feb 2024 - 03:13 GMT

The two teams had drawn a World Cup qualifier in November but it was Jordan who came out on top when Vahdat Hanonov put the ball into his own net from a set piece, ending Tajikistan's dream run in Qatar.

South Korea keeper Kim ruled out of Asian Cup with knee injury

Fri, 19 Jan 2024 - 11:21 GMT

South Korea's hunt for a first Asian Cup title in 64 years suffered a major blow when coach Juergen Klinsmann confirmed on Friday that first-choice goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu had been ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a knee injury.

Qatar begin Asian Cup defence with win over Lebanon as Afif steals show

Sat, 13 Jan 2024 - 11:05 GMT

Asian Cup hosts Qatar kicked off their title defence with a 3-0 win over Lebanon in the tournament opener on Friday with a brace from their prized playmaker Akram Afif and a goal from Almoez Ali.

'You know I won it, don't you?': Postecoglou defends Asian Cup, aims cheeky dig at Son

Fri, 29 Dec 2023 - 03:40 GMT

A reporter picked the wrong man this week when he quizzed Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou on the value of the Asian Cup, which will cost the injury-hit Premier League club the services of Son Heung-min for a few weeks in the new year.

Australia out of 2023 Asian Cup race, wants to host 2026 women's tournament 

Fri, 02 Sep 2022 - 12:46 GMT

Australia decided not to bid for the 2023 Asian Cup but will submit one for the 2026 women's tournament, Football Australia said on Friday.

Verbeek quits Oman post and heads into retirement

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 - 01:03 GMT

Oman coach Pim Verbeek resigned from the post on Wednesday with the former Australia and South Korea boss calling time on a managerial career spanning almost 40 years.

UAE eyes glory in Asian Cup

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 01:12 GMT

UAE hopes to reach the Asian Cup Final for the second time in the history.

Vietnam beat Jordan on penalties to reach Asian Cup quarters

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 - 12:00 GMT

Vietnam's young guns beat Jordan 4-2 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup after the match finished 1-1 following extra time at the Al Maktoum Stadium on Sunday.

Mourinho says already turned down three job offers

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 - 12:45 GMT

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he has turned down three job offers since being sacked by the Old Trafford club last month, adding he was happy to bide his time before taking on his next challenge.

Sardar double sends Iran into Asian Cup knockouts

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 - 02:00 GMT

Sardar Azmoun struck twice as Iran sank Vietnam 2-0 on Saturday to reach the last 16 of the Asian Cup and set a new group-stage win record.

Son's arrival won't spark new approach says Korea's Bento

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 - 12:51 GMT

The arrival of Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min for South Korea's Asian Cup campaign will not change their approach to a tournament in which they have reached the last 16 knockout round, coach Paulo Bento has said.

Five things from the Asian Cup's first round

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 11:00 GMT

It has been a long time since Iran or Saudi Arabia were kings of Asia but with the tournament back in the Middle East, they have looked in ominous form.

Thailand fire coach after Asian Cup loss to India

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 - 08:50 GMT

Serbian Rajevac was already under pressure going into the tournament after Thailand failed to defend their ASEAN Football Federation Championship title

UAE opens Asian Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 - 12:15 GMT

UAE fans packed the stadium and watched the amazing opening ceremony before the kick off of the opening game

With help from diaspora, Palestinians hope for Asian Cup surprise

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 - 08:43 GMT

The Palestinian football team are taking part in their second-ever Asian Cup in the coming days, and team members born in various parts of the world are hoping to spring a few surprises.

We can play against any team in Asia, Al Soma

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 - 07:44 GMT

Syrian fans put all their hopes on Al Soma, the three-time Saudi Professional League top scorer, to lead the team to advanced stages at the competition.

Iran coach Queiroz eyes strong start to Asian Cup campaign

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 - 05:50 GMT

Iran head into the tournament in the United Arab Emirates as one of the favourites for the title.

Usual suspects in the frame at expanded Asian Cup

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 - 04:00 GMT

Australia will be hoping to join that trio and Saudi Arabia as multiple winners of the continental crown.