United Arab Emirates
It might have been another wet night in Australia during this Asian Cup but in terms of football, drama and excitement, it was very much the Newcastle calm before the Sydney storm.
Amid a subdued semifinal atmosphere, strangely so considering this is by far the biggest football tournament the country has ever hosted, the Socceroos defeated the United Arab Emirates 2-0.
Australian defender Trent Sainsbury, whose pre-match "jibes" against UAE star Omar Abdulrahman may not have been as strong as the...
Host nation Australia took another step toward their first AFC title with a 2-0 win over the United Arab Emirates at a rain-soaked Newcastle Stadium on Tuesday night.
Socceroos defenders Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson became the ninth and 10th goal scorers for Ange Postecoglou's team at the 2015 Asian Cup, killing off the game within 15 minutes of kickoff.
Australia's semifinal victory sets up a tantalising final against Group A rival South Korea in Sydney on Saturday. The Socceroos will be...