Asian Cup

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.

India sees Asian Cup as stepping stone towards future dream

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 - 12:09 GMT

India are hoping to use the Asian Cup as a key building block towards realising a dream of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup finals but doubts remain over the quality of the side ahead of next month's continental showpiece in the United Arab Emirates.

Saudis look for return to Asian power status

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 - 11:28 GMT

Saudi Arabia's early exit from this year's World Cup was not a huge surprise given their recent pedigree on the global stage but at the Asian Cup their fans have reason to expect much, much better.

Chhetri wants to set example for team mates at Asian Cup

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 - 07:20 GMT

Chhetri is the lone surviving member of the 2011 team who lost all three group games in Qatar.

Korea on 'right path' as Asian Cup looms - coach Bento

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 - 03:19 GMT

Bento believes South Korea are continuing to make progress under his leadership after the side extended their unbeaten run with a thumping win over Uzbekistan.

Saudi Arabia prepare for Asian Cup with two friendly games

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 - 08:00 GMT

Green Falcons will host Yemen on November 16 in Dammam before travelling to Amman to face Jordan four days later.

Saudi Arabia take positives for Asian Cup after Russia exit

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 - 06:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia are looking towards the Asian Cup with hope after they showed signs of progress in their 1-0 defeat to Uruguay as they exited the World Cup on Wednesday.