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Saturday, January 29, 2011

AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011 Final: Japan 1 - Australia 0 AET



Image courtesy of AFC Asian Cup.

The 15th edition of the AFC Asian Cup kicked off on 7 January 2011 from Khalifa Stadium in Doha. Sixteen nations are competing to raise the Asian Cup on 29 January from Khalifa Stadium. Thirty-two matches provided the FIFA 2022 World Cup host, Qatar, with the opportunity to display how they will manage a large international football event. There were many half-full stadia, but those who attended were in a festive mood.

Cup Final: Japan Becomes First Four-Time Winner



Tadanari Lee
scored on a clinical left-footed volley in the 109th minute to give Japan their 4th AFC Asian Cup with his first international goal. New manager, Alberto Zaccheroni, won his first international trophy with Japan. It was an intense game. Australia had more of the possession and goal-scoring opportunities. The Japanese thwarted the efforts of the Socceroos, and their keeper, Eiji Kawashima, was superb. Both teams should be congratulated for putting forth a great effort.

Zaccheroni After the Game
"La grande forza di questa squadra."

"The great strength of this team."
--- Alberto Zaccheroni, manager of Japan, directly after the Cup final.

History

This competition began in 1956 from Hong Kong, and the first winner was the Korea Republic. Iran and Saudi Arabia have won the competition three times, respectively. Japan has become the first country to win the event four times.



The defending champion is Iraq.

Group A

Peoples Republic of China
Kuwait

Qatar
Uzbekistan

1
07 January 2011 19:15
QATAR-UZBEKISTAN
Khalifa Stadium

2
08 January 2011 16:15
KUWAIT-CHINA P.R.
Al Gharafa Stadium

9
12 January 2011 16:15
UZBEKISTAN-KUWAIT
Al Gharafa Stadium

10
12 January 2011 19:15
CHINA P.R.-QATAR
Khalifa Stadium

17
16 January 2011 19:15
QATAR-KUWAIT
Khalifa Stadium

18
16 January 2011 19:15
CHINA P.R.-UZBEKISTAN
Al Gharafa Stadium

Group B

Japan
Jordan
Saudi Arabia

Syria

3
09 January 2011 16:15
JAPAN-JORDAN
Qatar Sports Club Stadium

4
09 January 2011 19:15
SAUDI ARABIA-SYRIA
Al Rayyan Stadium

11
13 January 2011 16:15
JORDAN-SAUDI ARABIA
Al Rayyan Stadium

12
13 January 2011 19:15
SYRIA-JAPAN
Qatar Sports Club Stadium

19
17 January 2011 16:15
SAUDI ARABIA-JAPAN
Al Rayyan Stadium

20
17 January 2011 16:15
JORDAN-SYRIA
Qatar Sports Club Stadium

Group C

Australia
Bahrain
India

Korea Republic

5
10 January 2011 16:15
INDIA-AUSTRALIA
Al Sadd Stadium

6
10 January 2011 19:15
KOREA REPUBLIC-BAHRAIN
Al Gharafa Stadium

13
14 January 2011 16:15
AUSTRALIA-KOREA REPUBLIC
Al Gharafa Stadium

14
14 January 2011 19:15
BAHRAIN-INDIA
Al Sadd Stadium

21
18 January 2011 16:15
KOREA REPUBLIC-INDIA
Al Gharafa Stadium

22
18 January 2011 16:15
AUSTRALIA-BAHRAIN
Al Sadd Stadium

Group D


Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
Islamic Republic of Iran
Iraq
United Arab Emirates

7
11 January 2011 16:15
DPR KOREA-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Qatar Sports Club Stadium

8
11 January 2011 19:15
IRAQ-I.R. IRAN
Al Rayyan Stadium

15
15 January 2011 16:15
I.R. IRAN-DPR KOREA
Qatar Sports Club Stadium

16
15 January 2011 19:15
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-IRAQ
Al Rayyan Stadium

23
19 January 2011 19:15
IRAQ-DPR KOREA
Al Rayyan Stadium

24
19 January 2011 19:15
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-I.R. IRAN
Qatar Sports Club Stadium

Elimination Round

25
21 January 2011 16:25
Winner Group B-Runner Up Group A
Al Gharafa Stadium

26
21 January 2011 19:25
Winner Group A-Runner Up Group B
Khalifa Stadium

27
22 January 2011 16:25
Winner Group C-Runner Up Group D
Al Sadd Stadium

28
22 January 2011 19:25
Winner Group D-Runner Up Group C
Qatar Sports Club Stadium


#
Date
Match
Venue

29
25 January 2011 16:25
Winner Quarterfinal 2-Winner Quarterfinal 4
Al Gharafa Stadium

30
25 January 2011 19:25
Winner Quarterfinal 1-Winner Quarterfinal 3
Khalifa Stadium


#
Date
Match
Venue

31
28 January 2011 18:00
Loser Semi-final 1-Loser Semi-final 2
Al Sadd Stadium


#
Date
Match
Venue

32
29 January 2011 18:00
Winner Semi-final 1 -Winner Semi-final 2
Khalifa Stadium

Quarterfinals
Semi-finals
Final












21 January - Doha







A1 Uzbekistan 2

25 January - Doha

B2 Jordan
1


Uzbekistan 0

22 January - Doha


Australia 6


C1 Australia 1 AET


29 January - Doha

D2 Iraq 0


Australia 0

21 January - Doha


Japan 1 AET

B1 Japan 3

25 January - Doha

A2 Qatar 2


Japan 2 AET 3 - 0 PKs
Third place

22 January - Doha


Korea Republic 2



D1 Islamic Republic of Iran 0
Uzbekistan 2



C2 Korea Republic 1 AET

Korea Republic (Automatic qualification for AFC Cup of 2015.)
3




28 January - Doha


Fixtures and kick-off times courtesy of AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011.
Chart courtesy of 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
Please note that Qatar is GMT -3.


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