WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION: THE FINAL PHASE

April 12, 2016

There was some familiarity about the draw of the AFC’s final phase of World Cup Qualification. Regional heavyweights Iran and Korea Republic (Sth Korea) have been drawn together in Group A, and Australia and Japan […]

AUSSIES TO TAKE POINTS OFF HOLLAND

June 18, 2014

They’re the team everyone’s talking about. In their World Cup opener Holland thrashed 2010 champions Spain 5-1. Wow! Now the Dutch move onto soccer’s downtrodden, mistreated and inglorious – Australia. The stereotyped ruffians, and technically […]

KOREA REPUBLIC WITH DREAM DRAW FOR BRAZIL 2014

December 16, 2013

Of Asia’s participants in Brazil 2014 Korea Republic are the most fortunate. The Taeguk Warriors have been drawn in what I label the ‘Group of Fluff’, while Japan have also been rather fortunate in contrast […]

ASIAN WORLD CUP HOPES ON TENTERHOOKS

June 18, 2013

Can the Socceroos finish the job? Is Uzbekistan set for its first appearance in a soccer World Cup? Which two Asian teams will play off to face South America’s fifth placed qualifier? All these questions […]