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Asian Cup: Tom Rogic heroics send Australia to last 16; Jordan top group

Australia left it late in their win over Syria on Tuesday.

Tom Rogic smashed home an injury-time winner to earn defending champions Australia a 3-2 win over Syria on Tuesday evening and a place in the knockout rounds of the Asian Cup.

The Celtic midfielder struck from 25 yards out to see off a determined Syrian side in an incident-packed clash, with victory ensuring the Socceroos advance to the round of 16 in second place in group B alongside Jordan.

Jordan, meanwhile, won the group after playing out a goalless draw with Palestine, leaving the Syrians bottom...

After Asian Cup exit, what next for India?

Stephen Constantine's men did it the hard way -- scripting an improbable second-half wipeout of Thailand in a 4-1 win, pushing hosts UAE to the edge but paying for their lack of finishing in a 2-0 defeat, and then reserved their worst for the last. The score might have read only 1-0 to Bahrain, but India were outplayed and outmaneuvered before finally being shown the way out.

What are some of the positives and negatives, and what lies in store for this team, now without Constantine, who stepped...

India pay heavy price for putting attacking instincts into deep freeze

In the biggest match of their lives in the biggest international event they have been a part of in over eight years, India put their attacking instincts into deep freeze, hunkered down in their own half and paid a brutal price. If ever Bahrain, requiring nothing less than a win to progress, needed a sign that the enormity of the occasion had got the better of their opponents, it came a moment close to halftime.

Captain Pronay Halder, who was having an inspired first half, released a pass from the...

Asian Cup: Bahrain eliminate India with injury-time penalty

Bahrain left it late against India.

India had their hearts broken by an injury-time penalty as Bahrain handed Stephen Constantine's side a late 1-0 defeat that knocked them out of the Asian Cup on Monday evening.

India needed a draw to progress beyond the group phase for the first time in their history, but Jamal Rashed's spot kick a minute into injury time gave Bahrain a victory that sees them advance as to the next round as third place finishers in group A.

They join hosts the United Arab Emirates and Thailand in the Round of 16...

Stephen Constantine steps down as coach of Indian national team

Stephen Constantine the head coach of India looks on prior to the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium on January 14, 2019
Stephen Constantine the head coach of India looks on prior to the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium on January 14, 2019
 

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine stepped down from his job following India's defeat to Bahrain which knocked them out of the Asian Cup and brought a promising campaign to a crushing end.

Constantine, who is in his second stint with India, said his four-year term with the Indians had ended with the Asian Cup and said, "I've been here for four years. My objective from day one was to qualify for the Asian cup and I've done that and we've broken a few records as we'd done that. I'm exceptionally...