Afif stakes claim as one of Asian Cup's greatest as Qatar win back-to-back titles

As Qatar successfully defended their Asian Cup title on Saturday, hat-trick hero Akram Afif staked his claim to be one of the tournament's greatest ever.

Qatar survive chaos, controversy to move one step from retaining trophy

After chaos and controversy that lasted from the first minute to the 107th, Qatar have survived against Iran to reach a second straight Asian Cup final.

Angry Klinsmann not resigning after S. Korea exit

Jürgen Klinsmann has accepted responsibility as coach for South Korea's Asian Cup semifinal elimination at the hands of Jordán but will not resign.

South Korea's 'zombie football' finally leaves them in a hole too deep to climb out of

South Korea's ability to seemingly come back from the dead finally eluded them as they were eliminated from the Asian Cup by a superb Jordan performance.

Japan finally run out of luck as Asian Cup favorites fall to Iran in quarterfinals

With Japan expected to finally come good at the Asian Cup, they would instead run out of luck as Iran eliminated them from the Asian Cup quarterfinals.

Son, Klinsmann embrace 'zombie football' tag

After scoring an injury-time equaliser before triumphing in extra time of their Asian Cup quarterfinal against Australia, South Korea's play has been dubbed "Zombie Football" by their fans.

South Korea pull off another incredible comeback as Australia left to rue missed chances

Australia are out of the Asian Cup after falling victim to another South Korea comeback -- with their profligacy coming back to haunt them.

After Messi, Socceroos respect but don't fear Son

Australia will enter their Asian Cup quarterfinal against South Korea with plenty of respect for Son Heung-Min but, after facing off against Lionel Messi, will not fear him.

Endo: Klopp exit won't impact Asian Cup efforts

Japan skipper Wataru Endo is adamant club boss Jürgen Klopp's recently announced departure from Liverpool won't affect his efforts to lead the Samurai Blue to continental glory.

Japan ease through to Asian Cup quarters, still waiting to blow us all away

Japan are comfortably through to the quarterfinals of Asian Cup -- and are still yet to produce a dominant performance befitting their favorites status.