Socceroos defeat UAE to set up final against South Korea (VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com)| TheSydneyMorningHerald – The Socceroos will get the chance to go one better than their narrow failure in 2011 when they face South Korea at Stadium Australia in the final of the Asian Cup on Saturday night. Two early goals took Ange Postecoglou’s team to a straightforward 2-0 victory over the UAE at Newcastle’s Hunter

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South Korea reach Asian Cup final with victory over Iraq (VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com)| TheGuardian- Korea Republic are now just 90 minutes away from breaking their 55-year Asian Cup drought with their semi-final win eliminating a spirited but ultimately outclassed Iraq. Goals from Lee Jeong-hyeop and Kim Young-gwon early in each half in Sydney quelled any Iraqi hopes of reprising their storied Asian Cup victory of 2007. The

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AFC Denies Iran’s Petition to Remove Iraq from AC2015 Competition

Updated 3:41 EST / bs (IranSportsPress.com) – The Asian Football Confederation has denied Iran’s appeal that the Iraqi National Team fielded an ineligible player during the 2015 Asian Cup. Iran had asked both FIFA and the AFC who presides over the continental tournament to disqualify the Iraqi national team after they produced evidence that Iraqi

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Kafashian “AFC Officials Conflicted” in doping decision

(IranSportsPress.com) – In an interview with reporters from Khabar Online, the head of the Iranian Football Federation, Ali Kafashian, confirmed that Iran has produced a very strong case regarding the ineligibility of the Iraqi player. Kafashian said, “the decision put in front of AFC is a tough decision and one that has never been made.”

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AFC asks Team Melli to extend its stay by 24 hours

Note: Article Updated 1:15 EST with additional information/bs (IranSportsPress.com) – According to Iranian State television, IRIB 3, the Asian Football Conference has asked the Iranian national team to extend its stay in Australia until Monday, after a formal complaint was filed by the Iranian Football Federation in regards to doping allegations on Iraq’s Alaa Abdul-Zahra who

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Carlos Queiroz Speaks His Mind, “Reputation of the game in general was lost in today’s game”

(IranSportsPress.com) – Like many heartbroken Team Melli fans, the Iranian head coach, Carlos Queiroz had trouble sleeping after Iran’s devastating loss to Iraq in the quarter finals of the 2015 Asian Cup. In true form, Iran’s skipper conducted an unscheduled interview at 3am local time lasting more than 40 minutes. You can watch the full

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Iran coach Carlos Queiroz asks if referee sleeps after Asian Cup loss to Iraq

(IranSportsPress.com | The Sydney Morning Herald) – CANBERRA, Carlos Queiroz asked how referee Ben Williams could sleep at night and said he was considering his future in the game after 10-man Iran crashed out of the Asian Cup on Friday. The coach had to be held back by his players after Mehrdad Pooladi’s controversial dismissal

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Mark Bosnich Slams Referee Ben Williams

TEHRAN (IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim) – Former Australia goalkeeper Mark Bosnich hits out at Ben Williams after the official made embarrassing decisions during the Asian Cup quarter-final clash between Iran and Iraq on Friday. In the match held at the Canberra Stadium in front of thousands of Iranian and Iraqi cheering fans, Team Melli suffered a

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