FOOTBALL Live

Live Asian Cup Scores

No comments yet - Leave a comment

Live

Results

Coming Up

Live Commentary

  • Australia - Japan

    120+1’ This will be the last kick of the game, Carney is over it... A big delay... into the wall, a bit of a scramble and no-one can get a shot in AND THERE IT IS! Japan are Asian champions for a record fourth time!

  • Australia - Japan

    120'’ Valeri is operating up front on as Wilkshere crosses, Okazaki blocks just outside the box - with his arm! Late drama, a free-kick on the edge of the box...

  • Australia - Japan

    119'’ JAPAN SUB: Inoha on for Uchida. Time wasting sub it seems.

  • Australia - Japan

    117'’ Kawashima loses the corner, back in by Emerton, Valeri flies in, Lee blocks and Wilkshere has it but Valeri fires miles over. Kitchen sink from the Aussies!!

  • Australia - Japan

    113'’ AUSTRALIA SUB: You deserve to lose for this sub. Cahill replaced by Neil Kilkenny. Go on Oz, prove me wrong.

  • Australia - Japan

    111'’ Okazaki is fouled by McKay who talks his way into the book. Suddenly it's all Japan.

  • Australia - Japan

    110'’ GOAL JAPAN! WHAT A STRIKE! A wonderful first-time volley by the substitute Tadanari Lee! His first goal for Japan, the ethnic Korean is mobbed after that! Good cross from Nagatomo on the left but what a goal! Top left, Schwarzer immobile.

  • Australia - Japan

    106'’ Quick changearound and the second half of extra-time begins.

  • Australia - Japan

    105+1’ Half-time in extra-time and STILL goalless, although cod knows how.

  • Australia - Japan

    105'’ Australia have a corner after more direct running from Emerton. He takes it too, half cleared, nodded back by Jedinak and it drops to MCKAY ON THE EDGE OF THE BOX BUT INCHES OVER!

  • Australia - Japan

    104'’ Japan counter and Honda is in but his hammer of a shot flies just wide! Phew!

  • Australia - Japan

    104'’ Well there you go. With his first touch of the match Kruse hits the bar with a super header from Emerton's cross. Wow.

  • Australia - Japan

    103'’ AUSTRALIA SUB: Interesting. Kewell comes off for Robbie Kruse.

  • Australia - Japan

    102'’ EMERTON JUST WIDE! Jedinak with a lovely weighted ball to Kewell, who flicked it on for Emerton but he curled his finish a yard wide in the end. Should have scored!

  • Australia - Japan

    98'’ Carney puts the ball out for a corner as Tadanari Lee comes on for Maeda.

  • Australia - Japan

    92'’ Japan are all over the place as Carney plays a dangerous low cross into the six-yard box, Yoshida kicks air and eventually it's behind for a corner.

  • Australia - Japan

    91'’ The customary team huddles are over and the first period of extra time is underway!

  • Australia - Japan

    90+2’ Extra time it is! Goalless but Australia really should have won this in normal time.

  • Australia - Japan

    89'’ Yoshida hacks away Wilkshere's corner. Australia still have it AND CARNEY WITH THE FINISH but deflected over! Hasebe knew little about that.

  • Australia - Japan

    87'’ A mix-up in the Japan defence and Kewell races through, he's in and must score but Kawashima flies out like Schmeichel and bravely dives in at his feet! Great keeping.

  • Australia - Japan

    86'’ Maeda on the run, he gets away from Neill and is forced wide but he gets greedy and shoots, easily blocked

  • Australia - Japan

    84'’ Endo with a poor, weak low corner at the near post but Emerton weirdly stoops down to head behind and almost in for an own goal. Okazaki meets the next corner but blocked by Valeri, it hit the arm but point-blank range and it was by his side!

  • Australia - Japan

    77'’ Kewell releases Emerton with a wonderful ball using the outside of his left boot, Emerton in loads of space and a super low ball THAT CAHILL FLICKS ON THE TURN but Kawashima blocks from point-blank range!!

  • Australia - Japan

    71'’ Kewell wins a header and runs on to his own flick on, he's clean through, he must score but from an angle his low drive is kept out by the keeper's boot!

  • Australia - Japan

    66'’ OKAZAKI HEADS INCHES WIDE! Brilliant run and cross by Nagatomo, brilliant because it was at waist height and therefore the Aussie height advantage didn't come into play! Should have scored diving in! Schwarzer just stood there admiring the view.

  • Australia - Japan

    65'’ AUSTRALIA SUB: Holman, who has been superb, is replaced by Emerton, a fellow Brett but a more defensively-minded option.

  • Australia - Japan

    63'’ MAEDA SLIPS AND FIRES WIDE! He was in after Okazaki's shot was well blocked by Carney, but he fell as he shot and the finish skewed off target!

  • Australia - Japan

    56'’ JAPAN SUB: A failed experiment to replace Kagawa, Fujimoto comes off for Iwasama. He's a defender, so Nagatomo will step up into midfield.

  • Australia - Japan

    53'’ Kewell blasts over from a tight angle after Cahill AGAIN wins a header against all the odds.

  • Australia - Japan

    50'’ Replay shows the ball did NOT cross the line - great block by the chest of Yoshida. Clap clap officials. No applause for Kewell though - who was appealing for the goal when he darned well should have been trying to smack the rebound in.

  • Australia - Japan

    49'’ SURELY THAT'S IN! Wilkshere's ball from the right caused havoc, swerving over Kawashima and off the frame of the goal, looked like it was bundled over the line by Cahill!

  • Australia - Japan

    46'’ As with the first half Kewell almost gets in right at the start, Cahill releasing him but Japan back in numbers to prevent the finish!

  • Australia - Japan

    46'’ Second half underway!

  • Australia - Japan

    45+1’ Half time and goalless in Qatar!

  • Australia - Japan

    40'’ Holman is booked for a trip on Endo. Hang on, McKay made the tackle. Hmm. I'm guessing that's an admin error by organisers.

  • Australia - Japan

    36'’ Maeda fires just over after a superb run and lay-off between Neill and Ognenovski by Endo, the first time they've really got behind them.

  • Australia - Japan

    32'’ Cahill with a superb flick on to play Kewell in but he thrashes the volley over! Brilliant cross from Neill to start.

  • Australia - Japan

    30'’ Holman is given a second chance at the cross but Yoshida clears. Now Okazaki is in on the left, he has Maeda with him but shoots and it hits Ognenovski on the arm but no penalty! He knew nothing about that so a good decision.

  • Australia - Japan

    28'’ Wilkshire with another excellent cross and Cahill again meets it with a flying header but once more he sends it over. Both sides are putting in some great balls from the left but Australia seem able to deal with it - Japan cannot handle Cahill.

  • Australia - Japan

    21'’ Wilkshire lofts a ball in from the right, super cross and Cahill rises to meet it but this time can only head well over.

  • Australia - Japan

    19'’ A royal mess at the corner as Japan fail to clear their lines, Cahill leaping to nod it back in but above a flying Kewell the keeper gets a hand on it and hacked away by Endo.

  • Australia - Japan

    15'’ Lovely lay-off by Kewell and Holman is in down the right AND HE DRILLS IT IN LOW BUT CAHILL MISSES IT AND BEYOND MCKAY!

  • Australia - Japan

    13'’ Neill with a decent straight ball in that Cahill knocks down only for Nagatoma to hack away before Holman can finish! Corner.

  • Australia - Japan

    4'’ Japan on the ball now, passing it short and slow before it's crossed in by Endo, Honda flies in and Valeri slips but he can only flick the header into the arms of Schwarzer!

  • Australia - Japan

    2'’ Australia slice open Japan's defence as Holman slips it wide to MCKAY but he slices the finish wide! He was in, should have scored!

  • Australia - Japan

    1'’ The final in Doha is underway!

  • Australia - Japan

    14:35 Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan).

  • Australia - Japan

    14:30 TEAMS - Australia: 1-Mark Schwarzer; 8-Luke Wilkshire, 2-Lucas Neill, 6-Sasa Ognenovski, 3-David Carney; 14-Brett Holman, 16-Carl Valeri, 15-Mile Jedinak, 17-Matt McKay; 4-Tim Cahill, 10-Harry Kewell /// Japan: 1-Eiji Kawashima; 6-Atsuto Uchida, 22-Maya Yoshida, 4-Yasuyuki Konno, 5-Yuto Nagatomo; 7-Yasuhito Endo, 14-Jungo Fujimoto, 17-Makoto Hasebe, 18-Keisuke Honda; 11-Ryoichi Maeda, 9-Shinji Okazaki

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account