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Asian Cup: Tom Rogic heroics send Australia to last 16; Jordan top group

Australia left it late in their win over Syria on Tuesday.

Tom Rogic smashed home an injury-time winner to earn defending champions Australia a 3-2 win over Syria on Tuesday evening and a place in the knockout rounds of the Asian Cup.

The Celtic midfielder struck from 25 yards out to see off a determined Syrian side in an incident-packed clash, with victory ensuring the Socceroos advance to the round of 16 in second place in group B alongside Jordan.

Jordan, meanwhile, won the group after playing out a goalless draw with Palestine, leaving the Syrians bottom...

Tom Rogic, Chris Ikonomidis earn 8/10, cover Australian defensive lapses vs. Syria

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

Australia progressed to the Asian Cup Round of 16 courtesy of a second-place finish in Group B, but did so in less than convincing fashion by narrowly defeating Syria 3-2 on Tuesday night.


Despite having pressure put on them by a Syrian team that needed a win to finish second in the group themselves, the Socceroos found just enough grit to get the job done, which will please coach Graham Arnold ahead of the more difficult contests.

The performances -- and goalscoring -- of Awer Mabil and...

India centre-back Anas Edathodika retires from international football

India centre-back Anas Edathodika has announced his retirement from international football, a day after a hamstring injury forced him off the field within four minutes of the crucial Asian Cup clash against Bahrain in Sharjah. 

"It's been a very hard decision to take and accept. I love (sic) to play more years at my best, but I think it's the time to step down and give opportunities to youngsters who can perform better," Kerala Blasters defender Anas said in a social media post announcing...