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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:36 pm

I wonder if Honda would have been there if he wasn't injured?
Honda retired from international football following the World Cup, as did Hasebe.
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby Interloper Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:57 pm

Don't forget that under Asia's tie breaking rules, another loss on Friday + Syria winning against Jordan = guaranteed elimination
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:26 pm

Empty stadium for the Japan-Turkmenistan match.

The AFC Asian Cup really needs to steer clear of the Gulf States.
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:01 am

Japan managed to get past Turkmenistan 3-2 in a match where the Turkmen were damn dangerous just outside of the box; they could really hit a long ball and were not scared to pull the trigger. An odd choice of colours though with Japan in their blue and Turkmenistan in a dark green which made it difficult to tell who was who at times; perhaps an organisational balss-up.

In the other match Uzbekistan were somewhat surprisingly dominated by Oman but still came away with a 2-1 win. A win is a win however the White Wolves will need to up their game.
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:58 am

Thailand were perhaps a trifle lucky against Bahrain to come away 1-0 winners, though the Bahraini's were terribly wayward in their attempts at goal so did themselves no favours.

India went down to UAE 0-2.

Jordan beat Syria 2-0 which ensures them top place in our group if we beat Palestine tonight. If we beat Palestine (I can't believe I keep using the term "if"; GA doesn't inspire confidence) then we only require a draw against Syria to come second in the group.
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby sevengoals Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:42 am

Squeaky bum time.

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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby sevengoals Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:54 pm

Palestine 0- 2 Australia

Maclaren scores the first.
Mabil scores the second a few minutes later.

Good.
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:13 pm

Two nice balls in that created those goals (Rogic & Ikonomidis). Palestine are starting to ham it up as the pressure mounts, fortunately the ref seems to be having little of it (even handed out a yellow for one Oscar performance).
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:21 pm

3-0 in the end. A decent display with some faster play which was good to see.

Sainsbury's yellow puts him out for the all-important Syria clash, a game where our back four may be under a greater level of pressure than that experienced tonight.
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:28 pm

China beat Philippines 3-0. though by the sounds of it the score didn't reflect the game.

Our group is going to have a blockbuster finish as Syria & Palestine both need to win to progress whilst Jordan have topped the group so are likely to field a weakened side, given the Lions of Canaan a chance.
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:15 pm

Normal service resumed last night with Iran beating Vietnam 2-0. Iraq defeating Yemen 3-0 and Saudi beating Lebanon 2-0.
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:05 pm

Not sure how this will end however North Korea are 0-6 to Qatar at the 77'. WTF happened to North Korean football?
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:36 pm

Looks like Milligan will be moving back into a CB role to cover for Sainsbury with Luongo taking his place in the centre of midfield.
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:42 am

What a goal from Mabil!!!!!!!!!!!! World Class!
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Re: 2019 Asian Cup

Postby blahblah Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:43 am

.......and we concede twenty seconds later.

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