Soccer

Japan, Qatar start Asian Cup runs with narrow wins

Jan 9, 2019

Japan's quest for a record fifth Asian Cup title got going with a 3-2 victory over Turkmenistan

India striker overtakes Messi in national team scoring

Jan 9, 2019

His name is being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, even though it's a name few soccer fans are familiar with

Asian Cup organizers condemn Saudi piracy of TV broadcasts

Jan 9, 2019

Organizers of soccer's Asian Cup say they condemn Saudi-backed pirate broadcasts of games stolen from Qatari right holder BeIN Sports

Saudi Arabia routs N Korea 4-0 in Asian Cup; Iraq also wins

Jan 8, 2019

Saudi Arabia was on the right side of a rout this time in its opening game at a major tournament, beating North Korea 4-0 at the Asian Cup

Election candidates warned not to campaign at Asian Cup

Jan 8, 2019

Candidates for Asian Football Confederation elections, including several FIFA Council seats, have been reminded they risk disciplinary action for campaigning this month at the Asian Cup

China, South Korea, Iran open Asian Cup with victories

Jan 7, 2019

With coach Marcello Lippi in charge and the team needing a bit of help from an own-goal, China came from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan 2-1 at the Asian Cup

Asian Cup: Jordan stuns defending champ Australia in 1-0 win

Jan 6, 2019

Jordan pulled off one of the biggest wins in its history by beating defending champion Australia 1-0 in a surprise result to kick off the second day of the Asian Cup on Sunday

Asian Cup opens with UAE-Bahrain draw, Gulf political issues

Jan 5, 2019

Tournament host United Arab Emirates needed a late penalty from a hand ball to salvage a 1-1 draw with Bahrain in the inaugural match of the Asian Cup

Coaching heavyweights Lippi, Queiroz chase Asian Cup glory

Jan 4, 2019

Sven-Goran Eriksson and Marcello Lippi coached against each other in the Italian league more than 20 years ago

Salah, Mane, Aubameyang compete for African award

Jan 1, 2019

Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are the three finalists for the African player of the year award in a repeat of last year's shortlist

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