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January 15, 2015

Bahrain 1-2 UAE: Husain own goal puts Emirates in touching distance of quarter finals
09:15 GMT

The winners were somewhat fortuitous to get the win thanks to a defensive error and now sit top of Group C after a second straight victory

January 14, 2015

Ahmed Hayel
14:07 GMT

Jordan filed an official complaint over the handling of Ahmed Hayel's doping test, which was not completed, following the Asian Cup match with Iraq on Monday.

China 2-1 Uzbekistan: Perrin's men recover to go top
11:07 GMT

Odil Akhmedov put the Central Asian side in the lead, but Xi Wu and Ke Sun were able to come from behind to take all three points and go into pole position

North Korea 1-4 Saudi Arabia: Falcons come from behind to send opponents crashing out
09:08 GMT

The West Asian side went a goal down early on but recovered to sail beyond their opponents and give themselves a chance to progress

Paul Le Guen
05:14 GMT

Paul Le Guen conceded his Oman team were undone by a combination of power and pace against an Australia side that underlined their position among the favourites for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 with a comprehensive 4-0 thrashing of the Gulf side at Stadium Australia on Tuesday evening.

January 13, 2015

Qatar Stars 1-4 Bayern Munich: Ruthless Bavarians show gulf in class
20:42 GMT

Pep Guardiola's men were as impeccable as ever in a money-spinning friendly in the oil-rich nation, with youngster Mitchell Weiser starring by bagging a double

Carlos Queiroz
16:34 GMT

Iran started the 2015 AFC Asian Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Bahrain in Group C.

Oman 0-4 Australia: Hosts cruise to victory
14:03 GMT

Ange Postecoglou's men made easy work of their opponents to claim a second win in the group, placing them above South Korea with a much better goal difference

Kuwait 0-1 South Korea: Stielike's side's perfect start continues
09:07 GMT

Tae-Hee Nam scored the only goal in a narrow win to build on their opening day win over Oman as they look to boost their chances of beating Australia to top spot

Oussama Assaidi (picture courtesy of
07:30 GMT

The Morocco international has cut short a season-long loan at Stoke City to make the move to Dubai after failing to make an impact on Merseyside under Brendan Rodgers

January 12, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Fifa Ballon d'Or
19:36 GMT

The Portugal international has been voted the best player in the world for 2014 by national team captains, coaches and journalists, with Lionel Messi second and Manuel Neuer third

Michael Laudrup
15:38 GMT

Tuesday's friendly match between Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich and Qatar Stars Team is expected to be thrilling and also an important fixture in the team's schedule according to Matthias Sammer, sports director of the five-time Champions League winner.

Jordan 0-1 Iraq: Kasim steals win with late goal
12:36 GMT

The 23-year-old midfielder netted in the 77th minute to break the deadlock and ensure his side got the Asian Cup off to a winning start

Japan 4-0 Palestine: Aguirre's men kick off with easy win
09:10 GMT

It was a simple three points for the Group D favourites, with Yasuhito Endo, Shinji Okazaki, Keisuke Honda and Maya Yoshida finding the net

January 11, 2015

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein
22:33 GMT

The timely declaration from Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein that he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency of Fifa is the most welcome news yet for sport in 2015.