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Australia keen to cap lessons with 1st Asian title

Australia keen to cap lessons with 1st Asian title

Australia believes it has the form and confidence to capture its first major football title and prevent Japan from winning a record fourth Asian Cup in the final on Saturday.
The Socceroos go into the final riding high after routing Uzbekistan 6-0 in the semifinals on Tuesday. Australia has won four and drawn one of its five games and scored 13 goals while conceding only one.
Defender Luke Wilkshire says the Asian Cup "is something that realistically we can win."
However, Japan has never lost an Asian Cup final, and it can surpass fellow three-time champions Iran and Saudi Arabia by winning a fourth title from the last six tournaments on Saturday.