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Australia

 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.

Australia won their first Asian Cup title in their third attempt after they defeated two times former winners South Korea 2-1 in the final of the 2015 edition in Sydney.

James Troisi scored the winner in the 105th minute of extra-time after Massimo Luongo had scored the opener in the 45th minute. South Korea forward Son Heung-min scored in the 91st minute to send the game into extra-time.

The high-profile game had an electric start with South Korea midfielder Son Heung-min of Bundesliga club Bayer...

By ESPN Staff
11 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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 By Jason Dasey

Leverkusen teammates Robbie Kruse, Son Heung-min rivals in Asian final

Australia forward Robbie Kruse will be hoping to get the better of his club teammate Son Heung-min in the Asian Cup final against South Korea.

Robbie Kruse and Son Heung-min will be the creative sparks of their respective nations when Australia face South Korea in Saturday's AFC Asian Cup final in Sydney. And surprisingly, they are both hoping that the same team gets a positive result this weekend.

Not for the game at Stadium Australia but in a match taking place more than 16,000 kilometres away in Germany. They each ply their trade with Bayer Leverkusen, who return from the winter break, without them, to host struggling Borussia Dortmund...

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13 hours ago

Burley: Expecting the Aussies to win

The ESPN FC team give their predictions on the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final, where Craig Burley, Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno believe the hosts will lift the trophy.

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