Australia has Monday qualified for the quarter-finals at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. In the eighth finals had the Australians or penalty against Uzbekistan, after 90 and 120 minutes, there was still not scored in the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain (Abu Dhabi). Therein has appeared the goalkeeper Mathew Ryan (ex-Club Brugge and Genk) to matchwinnaar by two elfmeters to stop: 4-2.
The Australia coach Graham Arnold, an ex-player of Club Liège and Charleroi, plays Friday in the quarterfinals against the United Arab Emirates, that Monday night in his eighth final after renewals with 3-2 was too strong for Kyrgyzstan. The home country came through Khamis Esmaeel (14.) and Ali Ahmed Mabkhout (64.) two times ahead of, but Kyrgyzstan came up with goals of Murzaev (26.) and Tursunali Rustamov (90.+1) each time alongside. In the extensions, scored Ahmed Khalil (103.) on the dot the goal of the qualification.
Earlier on Monday placed Japan though to the quarter-finals. The ‘Samurai Blue’ knocked in Sharjah in the eighth-finals Saudi Arabia with a narrow 1-0. STVV defender Takehiro Tomiyasu (20.) took in the first half the only hit for his account. Saudi Arabia had afterwards no reaction in the house. Japan in the quarter-finals against Vietnam. That turned Sunday’s the Jordan of head coach Vital Borkelmans (1-1; 4-2 after penalties). The winner in the semi-finals against China or Iran.
Pizzi says goodbye to Saudi Arabia
The Argentinian Juan Antonio Pizzi has more than likely his last game as coach of Saudi Arabia behind the back. In the eighth finals of the Asian Cup they lost on Monday with the smallest difference of Japan, causing the shutdown is a fact. “My job here is over, no one has been with me talked about a contract extension”, known to the fifty-year-old coach.
At the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia extended Pizzi last year of his contract with Saudi Arabia after the Asian Cup. At that world cup they won in the group stage of Egypt, but after previous defeats against Russia and Uruguay, they were still disabled.