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Asian Cup 2011 Final: Japan vs Australia: I Win

For a football tournament that I went into with some pretty low expectations, I derived a surprising amount of entertainment from the 2011 Asian Cup. Firstly, both Japan and Australia totally cleaned up the rest of Asia, piling on big scores and playing entertaining games throughout the tournament.  Japan played no less than four games where a last minute goal ...

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Asian Cup 2011: Qatar you serious? – Group Stage Update

Japan Wins: celebrates with 5-0 demolition of Saudi Arabia Japan celebrated their qualification into the quarter finals of the Asian Cup with an emphatic 5-0 win over 2007 finalists Saudi Arabia.  The win caps off a miserable campaign for the Saudis who lost every single game and comes as some relief to the Japanese who had to rely on last ...

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Asian Cup 2011: Qatar Hero – Group Stage Report

It’s about time I gave everyone an update on how the Asian Cup is going.  It takes a certain dedicatation to watch as much terrible football as I do and at weird hours of the night too.  And because I’ve had all this time off work due to the floods, it’s meant that I’ve been able to stay up at ...

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TFW Guide to the AFC Asian Cup 2011

The premiere world footballing competition, the AFC Asian Cup begins this weekend.  The competition features sixteen of Asia’s best footballing nations and is held every four years.  The defending champions of the competition are Iraq who beat Saudi Arabia in the final of the 2007 competition. Australia are perennial favourites to win the tournament but they did such a shit ...

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