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Extra time winner secures Japan record fourth Asian Cup titleupdated Sat Jan 29 2011 12:59:20

A volleyed goal from substitute Tadanari Lee in the second half of extra time earned Japan a 1-0 victory over Australia and a record fourth Asian Cup Saturday.

Meet India's David Beckhamupdated Wed Jan 26 2011 09:06:06

With his softly-spoken voice, rock-star lifestyle of TV endorsements, the 35-year-old captain of India is an icon in his homeland.

Japan to face Australia in Asian Cup finalupdated Tue Jan 25 2011 14:35:23

Japan secured their place in the final of the Asian Cup after a dramatic penalty shoot out victory over South Korea.

Kewell strike puts out Asian Cup holders Iraq; South Korea beat Iranupdated Sat Jan 22 2011 12:12:53

Harry Kewell scored a dramatic extra-time winner as Australia beat holders Iraq 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup in Doha Saturday.

Ten-man Japan end Qatar's Asian Cup bid; History for Uzbekistanupdated Fri Jan 21 2011 12:35:22

Japan recovered from having a player sent off to snatch a last-gasp 3-2 win over Asian Cup hosts Qatar in Doha and reach the semifinals on Friday.

Prodigal son returns to Iranian rootsupdated Fri Jan 21 2011 10:48:47

Formerly exiled Iranian coach aims for historic victory in the 2011 Asian Cup.

2011 Asian Cup in Qatarupdated Fri Jan 21 2011 10:48:12

Video and image footage of the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar.

Exiled Iranian coach aims for historic goalupdated Fri Jan 21 2011 09:14:50

For a man who had spent the first 13 years of his life growing up in pre-Revolution Iran, Afshin Ghotbi's first job in Iranian football was all about going back to basics: He had to relearn his mother tongue, Farsi, almost from scratch.

Holders Iraq go through to quarterfinalsupdated Wed Jan 19 2011 17:06:32

Holders Iraq sealed their place in the last eight of the Asian Cup in Doha after a narrow 1-0 victory over North Korea.

Socceroos edge South Korea in battle for top group spot at Asian Cupupdated Tue Jan 18 2011 11:56:59

Australia and South Korea claimed quarterfinal places at the 2011 Asian Cup with victories in Tuesday's final round of Group C matches in Qatar.

Bend it like Bhutia: Meet India's David Beckhamupdated Tue Jan 18 2011 10:49:17

Sitting in the lobby of his team's hotel, it is clear why Baichung Bhutia is often compared to David Beckham.

Bend it like Bhutia: Meet India's David Beckhamupdated Tue Jan 18 2011 09:55:04

Sitting in the lobby of his team's hotel, it is clear why Baichung Bhutia is often compared to David Beckham.

Iran first into Asian Cup quarterfinals; Iraqis snatch last-gasp winupdated Sat Jan 15 2011 13:42:02

Iran coach Afshin Ghotbi hailed his team after qualifying from the toughest group at the Asian Cup in Qatar, becoming the first team to reach the quarterfinals after beating North Korea on Saturday.

Socceroos deny Koreans at Asian Cup; Abdulatif scores four for Bahrainupdated Fri Jan 14 2011 12:08:29

Australia fought back to earn a 1-1 draw with South Korea on Friday that edged two of the Asian Cup's title favorites towards the quarterfinal stage in Qatar.

Beaten Saudi Arabia sent crashing from Asian Cupupdated Thu Jan 13 2011 12:39:23

Saudi Arabia's quest for a fourth Asian Cup title, and first since 1996, is over after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Jordan in Doha on Thursday.

Qatar keep Asian Cup hopes alive; Uzbekistan on brink of quarterfinalsupdated Wed Jan 12 2011 14:29:20

Yusef Ahmed's double strike gave Qatar a crucial 2-0 triumph over China on Wednesday which kept alive the 2011 Asian Cup host nation's hopes of progressing past the group stage.

Asian Cup: Iran versus Iraq in imagesupdated Wed Jan 12 2011 11:09:46

Neighboring Iran and Iraq faced each other on the soccer pitch in one of the most highly-awaited games of the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar.

Iraq goalkeeper gifts opening win to Iran; North Korea held by U.A.E.updated Tue Jan 11 2011 13:52:52

Iran's bid for a record fourth Asian Cup final title began with a 2-1 victory over neighbors Iraq in Qatar on Tuesday, thanks to a late goalkeeping error by the defending champions' Mohammed Kassid.

Pitch Warfare: Iran face Iraq in soccer grudge matchupdated Tue Jan 11 2011 09:42:47

There are football rivalries and then there is the rivalry between Iran and Iraq.

Five games that changed the worldupdated Mon Jan 10 2011 21:04:23

Few would argue that football is the planet's true global game. From Baghdad to Buenos Aires it is watched, played, argued about, loved and hated with an intensity that no other sport can match.

Cahill double as Australia beat India; South Korea see off Bahrainupdated Mon Jan 10 2011 10:34:00

Tim Cahill scored twice as Australia opened their Asian Cup campaign with a convincing 4-0 win over India in their Group C match in Doha Monday.

Syria shock Saudi Arabia at Asian Cup; Japan snatch drawupdated Sun Jan 09 2011 14:46:22

Saudi Arabia and Japan made stuttering starts to their bids to win a record fourth Asian Cup title on Sunday.

China defeat 10-man Kuwait at Asian Cupupdated Sat Jan 08 2011 12:17:34

China took advantage of a Kuwait sending-off to make a winning start to the 2011 Asian Cup on Saturday.

Hosts Qatar shocked in Asian Cup openerupdated Fri Jan 07 2011 14:26:57

Host nation Qatar began their Asian Cup campaign in the worst possible fashion, losing 2-0 to Uzbekistan in their opening Group A match in Doha.

Qatar welcomes half the worldupdated Thu Jan 06 2011 21:32:19

On Friday, the biggest football tournament you've probably never heard of will begin as 16 nations -- from Japan's wild Pacific coastline to the faded grandeur of Syria's Mediterranean beaches -- converge on the tiny emirate of Qatar for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.