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Asian Cup: Australia win shootout, will face hosts UAE in quarters; Japan advance past Saudis

Mat Ryan saved two spot kicks in a penalty shootout against Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup round of 16, after the game finished 0-0.
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold says the performance from Mat Ryan shows exactly why he's a Premier League goalkeeper.
Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16.

Goalkeeper Maty Ryan earned champions Australia a quarterfinal place in the Asian Cup on Monday as he made two saves in a shootout to see off Uzbekistan with a 4-2 win on penalties after 120 goalless minutes.

The Brighton & Hove Albion keeper Ryan denied Islom Tukhtakhujaev and Dostonbek Khamdamov to leave Mathew Leckie to score the winning spot-kick and take the Socceroos into the last eight.

The result was no less than the Australians deserved after dominating the second half and most of extra time...

Graham Arnold has Australia playing 'positive' attacking football - Aziz Behich

Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds.

Socceroos left-back Aziz Behich is revelling in the attacking emphasis of the team under coach Graham Arnold.

The left-back has been an ever-present in the seven matches Australia have played under Arnold and says the team's threat going forward is one of the most exciting changes he's witnessed.

Since Arnold took the reins after last year's World Cup, the Socceroos have scored 19 goals in those seven matches -- including 5-0 and 4-0 friendly wins over Oman and Kuwait.

"Since Arnie's come in we've...

Australia's Matthew Leckie training at Asian Cup 'like buying a new player' - Sainsbury

Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds.

Mathew Leckie is back in full training and his impending return of is set to deliver a massive boost to Australia's Asian Cup campaign.

Leckie has missed all of the Socceroos build-up and matches in the UAE due to a hamstring injury suffered in December before the tournament while playing in Germany for Hertha Berlin.

The 27-year-old however completed his first full session with the Socceroos in Al Ain on Friday ahead of Monday's round-of-16 clash with Uzbekistan.

The emergence of youngsters Chris...

Brisbane's Hayley Raso ready for back injury return after six months out

Brisbane's Hayley Raso is poised for a W-League return just six months after breaking three vertebrae in her back.

The Matildas winger was felled while contesting a header for Portland in the United States in August and doubted at first whether she would ever walk again.

But the 24-year-old has been named in the Roar's squad to play Sydney FC on Saturday, posting on social media that "I didn't think I'd make it out, but I am so happy to start my next chapter."

Coach Mel Andreatta all but confirmed...

Japan's Hajime Moriyasu unfazed by potential Asian Cup round of 16 clash with Australia

Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds.
Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16.
After failing to find the all-important winning goal against Jordan, Palestine must wait to find out their Asia Cup fate.
Uzbekistan prevailed 2-1 over Oman in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup opener courtesy of Eldor Shomurodov's late winner.

Japan are out to win their group in the Asian Cup, but not due to any fear of meeting defending champions Australia in the knockout stage.

The Samurai Blue face Uzbekistan in Al Ain on Thursday needing a victory to avoid a second round clash with the Socceroos in the same city.

The four-time Asian Cup champions have already secured their passage to the last 16 after winning their group matches against Turkmenistan and Oman.

But they trail the Uzbeks on goal difference heading into Thursday's clash,...