Asian Cup

Indian football team reaches 101st spot in FIFA rankings

In the Asian Cup, India kicked off their campaign on a promising note as they crushed Thailand by 4-1 in a Group A match to record their biggest victory in the history of the tournament. 

Apr 05, 2019, 11:50 AM IST

Japan have no time to feel sorry for themselves, says skipper Maya Yoshida

Japan is also building towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with coach Hajime Moriyasu saying in the past that he was aiming to match or better Japan`s bronze medal achieved in 1968.

Feb 02, 2019, 15:53 PM IST

Qatari goal machine Almoez Ali targets Europe move before 2022 World Cup

Ali's spectacular overhead kick not only helped earn his country a first continental crown, it won the Sudan-born 22-year-old the Player of the Tournament and top goalscorer awards.

Feb 02, 2019, 10:27 AM IST

Asian Cup: Qatar's Bassam Al Rawi certain he will get a final chance to shine

The 21-year-old scored Qatar`s first goal of the tournament by curling the ball over the Lebanon wall in their opening group match and secured their place in the quarter-finals with another beauty against former champions Iraq.

Jan 26, 2019, 16:54 PM IST

Asian Cup: Mabkhout again provides cutting edge for pragmatic UAE

Alberto Zaccheroni`s side did little to fire up their supporters in the group stage, grinding out draws with Bahrain and Thailand and recording just one win over lightweights India.

Jan 26, 2019, 15:22 PM IST

Asian Cup: Tragedy overshadows sadness at Australia's early exit

Teenager Bor Mabil, the sister of Socceroos forward Awer Mabil, was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning when a car in which she was a passenger crashed in Adelaide.

Jan 26, 2019, 14:22 PM IST

South Korea's loss is Tottenham's gain as Heung-min Son heads back to London

Son had joined the campaign only for their last group game against China under a deal struck with Spurs that allowed him to play in South Korea`s successful Asian Games campaign in Indonesia last year. 

Jan 26, 2019, 13:44 PM IST

AFC Asian Cup: Holders Australia knocked out by hosts UAE

Victory means Alberto Zaccheroni's side will move on to a potentially politically sensitive semi-final against Qatar, who earlier stunned South Korea 1-0. 

Jan 26, 2019, 06:59 AM IST

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Vietnam beat Jordan on penalties to reach quarters

It was a first knockout victory at the continental championship for Vietnam and set up a meeting with Japan or Saudi Arabia, both former champions, at the same stadium on Thursday. 

Jan 21, 2019, 07:02 AM IST

Marcello Lippi switch takes China into AFC Asian Cup last-eight

China, who now play either Iran or Oman in the quarterfinals of the tournament, were pushed all the way by their spirited opponents.

Jan 21, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

I have turned down three job offers since leaving Manchester United: Jose Mourinho

At United, Mourinho was left frustrated in the close season transfer window when Liverpool, in particular, strengthened markedly and City added to a squad already deep in quality.

Jan 20, 2019, 11:10 AM IST

Head coach Stephen Constantine resigns after India's Asian Cup exit: AIFF

The All India Football Federation, in its official twitter handle, said that the 56-year-old Constantine has resigned. 

Jan 15, 2019, 07:33 AM IST

Iran beat Vietnam 2-0, secure AFC Asian Cup last-16 spot

With their second group stage victory, Iran are now standing at the top of the group with six points, securing their berth in the knockout stage.

Jan 12, 2019, 21:14 PM IST

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Khalfan Mubarar, Ali Mabkhout help UAE seal crucial 2-0 win over India

Ali Mabkhout and  Khalfan Mubarak struck goals in the either side of the half-time to help UAE secure a crucial 2-0 win over India in the second Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 on Thursday.

Jan 10, 2019, 21:12 PM IST

Pressure comes with the territory, warns Japan skipper Maya Yoshida

Yoshida wants his young teammates to take advantage of the opportunity in the UAE to cement themselves in the Japan side.

Jan 09, 2019, 12:10 PM IST

Win against Thailand best match of my career: Sunil Chhetri

India thrashed Thailand 4-1 in their group opener on Sunday. The 34-year-old goal machine struck on either side of the lemon break in the country's stunning win, the first in Asian Cup since 1964.

Jan 07, 2019, 16:32 PM IST

Chhetri, Gurpreet must lead from the front at Asian Cup: Bhaichung Bhutia

Asked about India`s chances in the competition, Bhutia pointed out that their first assignment against lower-ranked Thailand will make or break them.

Jan 04, 2019, 15:13 PM IST

Australia coach Graham Arnold backs Rogic to make Asian Cup impact

The 26-year-old Rogic, who made his A-League debut at Central Coast Mariners under Arnold in 2012, will be the creative force in midfield for the Socceroos in the absence of the injured Aaron Mooy.

Jan 04, 2019, 14:34 PM IST

Asian Cup: Aim is to advance from group stage, says Stephen Constantine

In their previous three attempts, India`s best performance in the continental competition came 55 years ago when they finished runners-up.

Dec 29, 2018, 14:37 PM IST

Play all out against Thailand to get result in opening match: Former Indian player Renedy Singh

The Asian Cup is being held in four venues of the United Arab Emirates from January 5 to February 1. India has been clubbed with Thailand, Bahrain and hosts UAE in Group A. 

Dec 24, 2018, 20:00 PM IST