Yu Dabao's header and a stirring second-half performance by goalkeeper Zeng Cheng saw China claim a 1-0 win over South Korea on Thursday that keeps alive Marcello Lippi's side's slim hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals.
Yu headed in the winner 11 minutes before the break while Zeng made a trio of superb saves to deny Uli Stielike's side in the second half as the Chinese notched up their first win over the South Koreans in seven years, and only their second ever victory against...
Robert Snodgrass felt right at home on West Ham's recent trip to Dubai -- because the weather was as bad as in his native Glasgow.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic took advantage of a fixture-free weekend last month to jet off with his squad to seek out some sunshine.
But winger Snodgrass, a £10.2 million January signing from Hull, revealed the so-called warm-weather training was a washout due to the constant rain.
"To be honest with you, the weather was worse than Scotland," he said. "It was raining...
Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill says he's ready to lead Australia's line in next month's World Cup qualifiers.
With Jamie Maclaren's international career in its infancy, Matthew Leckie enduring a protracted national team goal drought, Apostolos Giannou, Robbie Kruse and Nathan Burns all out of season it's likely that Cahill will play the role of Australia's frontman against Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.
And it's a task the 37-year-old, all-time Socceroos leading goalscorer says he's up for.
When Asian players start to make names for themselves at home, "the question" is usually not far behind.
It's almost a testament to their talent. At some points someone says: "Yes, but are they good enough for the big European leagues?"
In the case of Omar Abdulrahman,the debate has moved on from can, to should, to why doesn't he?
The United Arab Emirates star was predictably named as the 2016 AFC Player of the Year earlier this week, but it will be harder to continue to lay claim as the continent's...