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Australia

 By Rob Brooks

Brave Australia grab maiden Asian Cup triumph against battling South Korea

James Troisi's extra time goal gave Australia a 2-1 victory over South Korea in the 2015 Asian Cup final in Sydney.
 

Australia picked up their first major international trophy as they defeated South Korea 2-1 in extra time in the 2015 Asian Cup final in Sydney.

In an exciting match of countless talking points, here are three observations:

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1. Glory to the brave

It was, without question, the least Socceroos-like performance of the Asian Cup. But they won't care.

Australia did not put in the type of performance coach Ange Postecoglou would have wanted in the decider, arguably being dominated for the first...

 By Mike Wise

Milligan comes out tops for Australia in final against gutsy South Koreans

Midfielder Massimo Luongo scored Australia's first goal in their 2-1 extra time victory over South Korea in the Asian Cup final held in Sydney.

The securing of Australia's first major men's football trophy -- the 2015 AFC Asian Cup -- came after a classic team performance against a determined South Korea side as they won 2-1 in the final thanks to James Troisi's extra time strike.

For a change, it wasn't Tim Cahill who carried the Socceroos' on his shoulders as Ange Postecoglou's young side dug deep to taste glory before 76,385 fans at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

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Asian Cup: Australia win first title defeating South Korea 2-1 in final

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Australia midfielder James Troisi scored the winner in the Asian Cup final against South Korea in Sydney thereby clinching his team's first ever tournament win.

Host nation Australia won their first Asian Cup title in their third attempt after they defeated two time champions South Korea 2-1 in the final of the 2015 edition in Sydney on Saturday night.

Substitute James Troisi tapped home the winner after Kim Jin-hyeon could only parry striker Tomi Juric's low cross just before the midway point of extra time to give Australia their maiden continental title after it joined the Asian confederation in 2006.

Earlier, a superb long-range strike by Massimo Luongo...

By ESPN Staff
12 hours ago

Cahill's Australia swan song?

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Gary Phillips preview the AFC Asian Cup final between Australia and South Korea, where Tim Cahill continues to brush aside retirement talk and Cha Du-ri has indicated he will retire after the final.

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Son's heroics fail to inspire South Korea against the Socceroos

South Korea went down 2-1 in extra time to Australia despite Son Heung-min's heroics in the game.

While Son Heung-min once again delivered on cue with a last gasp equaliser in normal time to push the Asian Cup final into extra time, South Korea still went down 2-1 after James Troisi netted a 105th minute winner for Australia at the Stadium Australia in Sydney.

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GK Kim Jin-hyeon, 6 -- Didn't have too much to do, but at times Kim's distribution was questionable. Saved brilliantly in the 9th minute of extra time,...