Australia's Asian Cup campaign is finally under way after a comfortable 3-0 win over Palestine in Dubai.
The Socceroos, beaten 1-0 by Jordan in their opening match, secured victory over a limited Palestine outfit to move into second in the group.
Jamie Maclaren's first goal for the Socceroos in the 18th minute and a strike by Awer Mabil two minutes later gave Australia a 2-0 halftime lead before substitute Apostolos Giannou sealed the win in injury time in the second half.
Coach Graham Arnold made...
China were held to a 1-1 draw by Palestine in a friendly on Tuesday evening as World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi oversaw what is expected to be his final game on home soil with the Chinese national team.
The draw was the third in four games for Lippi, who will take the team to the finals of the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in January.
The Italian has been in charge of China since November 2016 but is widely expected to stand down after the continental championship.
Feng Xiaoting put...
The president of the Palestinian Football Association has been banned from all football activity for the next year after calling on fans to burn jerseys and pictures of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Jibril Rajoub made the comments about Messi in advance of the planned friendly match between Argentina and Israel in Jerusalem before this summer's World Cup. The game was ultimately cancelled amid political pressure.
In addition to a 12-month match suspension, Rajoub has also been handed a fine of 20,000...