Hosts Australia and the United Arab Emirates will meet in their maiden competitive match on Tuesday night in Newcastle to determine who will play South Korea in the Asian Cup final.
Tuesday's semifinal will feature two of the most exciting teams in this year's tournament. Both teams have come a long way since their uninspiring goalless friendly match in October last year.
Australia enter the game as favorites after some electric displays in the group stage against Kuwait and Oman. The Socceroos...
The Taeguk Warriors became the first team to claim a spot in Saturday's AFC Asian Cup final with a 2-0 win over Iraq in Sydney on Monday night, having now gone 480 minutes without conceding a goal in the tournament.
With five consecutive clean sheets to show, the South Koreans will head into the decider supremely confident they can make it six games without conceding. If they do, it will go a long way to claiming Asian football's greatest prize.
It's been a remarkable renaissance for a football...