Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Japan and Australia advance to final
by Paul Kennedy, January 25th, 2011 7:08PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  asian cup, australia, japan, south korea

MOST COMMENTED

[ASIAN CUP]Japan and Australia will meet in Friday's final at the Asian Cup after winning Tuesday's semifinals. Their paths could not have been more opposite. Japan needed a shootout to dispose of South Korea after their match ended 2-2 when its archrival equalized in the 120th minute, while Australia crushed Uzbekistan, 6-0.

The Japan-South Korea thriller went to penalty kicks, where Japan goalie Eiji Kawashima stopped shots by Koo Ja-Cheol and Lee Yong-Rae and Hong Jeong-Ho missed wide, giving Japan a 3-0 win.

The game ended 2-2 when Hwang Jae-Wonscored after a goalmouth scramble.

In a lively first half, Ki Sung-Yueng put Korea ahead from the penalty spot against the run of play, and Ryoichi Maedaequalized for Japan after a superb buildup by Keisuke Honda and Yuto Nagatomo.

After a quiet second half, excitement picked up in overtime when Hajime Hosogai scored on a rebound after Honda's penalty kick was stopped by keeper Jung Sung-Ryong.

Australia almost matched its output from its first four games, scoring twice in the first half on goals by Harry Kewelland Tim Cahill and four in the second half, the last three afterUlugbek Bakaevwas sent off for his second yellow card.

"My team had a fantastic game tonight, I am overwhelmed,'' Australia coach Holger Osieck said. "All the things that we wanted came together, I give the boys a lot of credit for the their performance.''

Jan. 25 in Doha
Japan 2 South Korea 2 (Japan wins 3-0 on penalties).Goals: Maeda 37, Hosogai 97; Ki 23 pen. Hwang 120.
Japan --Kawashima, Iwamasa, Konno, Nagatomo, Uchida, Endo, Hasebe (T.Honda, 116), K.Honda, Kagawa (Hosogai, 86), Okazaki, Maeda (Inoha, 105).
South Korea --Jung, Hwang, Cho (Kim Shin-Wook, 103), Lee Young-Pyo, Cha, Lee Yong-rae, Park, Koo, Ki, Lee Chung-yong (Song, 82), Ji (Hong, 66).
Att.:16,171.

Jan. 25 in Doha
Australia 6 Uzbekistan 0.Goals: Kewell 5, Ognenovski 34, Carney 65, Emerton 74, Valeri 82, Kruse 83.
Australia -- Schwarzer, Neill, Carney, Ognenovski, Wilkshire, Holman (Emerton, 62), Kewell (Kruse, 51), McKay, Valeri, Jedinak, Cahill (Kilkenny, 71).
Uzbekistan -- T. Juraev, Ismailov, S. Juraev, Haydarov, Djeparov, Akhmedov, Kapadze, Khasanov (Bikmaev, 54), Karpenko (Ibragimov, 71), Shatsikh (Tursunov, 59), Bakaev.
Att.:24,836.



0 comments
  1. Jack Lavelle
    commented on: January 26, 2011 at 12:52 p.m.
    #rd place match is Friday. Final is Saturday morning (EST).

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Messi Alert: Argentine star injured in Honduras friendly (Video)    
Lionel Messi injured his back and ribs in a Copa Centenario warmup game for Argentina against ...
Copa Centenario: Castillo replaces Chandler on U.S. roster    
The USA has called in Edgar Castillo to replace Timmy Chandler on its roster for the ...
MLS Countdown: Kaka recalled by Brazil for Centenario    
The announcement came a day too late to benefit the Philadelphia Union, but Orlando City midfielder ...
U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez's Pachuca has edge in Liga MX final    
Omar Gonzalez, who was passed over for a spot on the U.S. Copa Centenario team, started ...
BeIN Sports adds special Copa Centenario coverage    
One vital aspect of soccer's increased television exposure is how events are treated by non-rights holders ...
USA-Bolivia: Will youth movement continue?    
Christian Pulisic has already impressed his coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, enough that he's in contention to start ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"When Haiti qualified, I just thought it'd be a cool thing, because they haven't qualified for ...
TV Report: Fox network twinbill draws 1,613,000 viewers    
Last Saturday's FA Cup-MLS doubleheader on Fox reached a combined 1,613,000 viewers. Manchester United's 2-1 overtime ...
Concacaf turns to NBA for new CEO    
In another step to rehabilitate itself after five years of scandal, Concacaf hired Philippe Moggio out ...
Women's players' strike motions go to judge for decision    
Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman took under advisement competing motions for summary judgment made by attorneys for ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives