KOREANS CRUISE INTO ASIAN CUP FINAL

January 26, 2015

Korean Republic have cruised into their first Asian Cup final since 1988. The Koreans overcame some early nerves to dispose of their less fancied rivals Iraq. In front of a raucous 36,053 strong crowd on […]

ABDULRAHMANN NOT THE ONLY THREAT TO SAMURAIS

January 23, 2015

At yesterday’s pre match press conference for Japan versus United Arab Emirates, Samurai Blue manager Javier Aguirre made it clear that his team will be wary of more than just shining light Omar Abdulrahman. Aguirre’s […]

Match Report: IRAN V QATAR

January 15, 2015

Tens of thousands of Iranian fans descended upon Sydney’s Stadium Australia for what was expected to be akin to a training ground match, after opponents Qatar were battered by UAE in their Asian Cup  opener. […]

Match Report: KUWAIT v KOREA REPUBLIC

January 13, 2015

More then 9000 were in attendance on Tuesday for Kuwait vs Korea Republic. Those there,  predominantly in red turned the fixture into a quasi home game for the Taeguk Warriors. In an uneventful and tame […]

Match Report: JAPAN v PALESTINE

January 12, 2015

A large contingent of flag waving Palestinian fans blew into Newcastle for the country’s first ever Asian Cup fixture. Facing the continental champions Japan, the odds were stacked against them, though the weather conditions certainly […]

SAMURAIS IN HIGH SPIRITS

January 12, 2015

On Saturday morning Japan conducted a light training session at Newcastle’s No. 2 Sportsground. The team was greeted by muggy conditions, but the humidity had no affect on the spirits of the players. As the […]

ASIAN CUP SET TO PROVIDE SURPRISES

January 9, 2015

With hosts Australia going through an identity crisis at the moment, and numerous other Asian Cup contenders taking on new managers recently, the continental tournament is set to provide plenty of shocks. Last year East Asian […]

SAMURAIS IN CESSNOCK

January 4, 2015

Japan’s soccer samurais have arrived in Australia and are wasting no time getting in some match practise. Today Japan will play one of two friendly fixtures in preparation for the Asian Cup. The unlikely location […]

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