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Australians putting hopes in Asian Cup

Australians putting hopes in Asian Cup

After crashing out of the World Cup and enduring a decisive Ashes defeat, sports-mad Australians are rallying around the Asian Cup as their best hope of collecting silverware.
Despite its status as Asia's premier tournament, Australia has until recently ignored the competition. They only started taking part in 2007 and appeared to treat their inaugural appearance with disdain. They were knocked out by Japan in the quarterfinals _ also their opponent in Saturday's final _ and were criticized for failing to hustle on the pitch and discord in the changing room.
This time around, the Australian media and fans have rallied around the team, which is one win away from picking up its first major football trophy.


Updated : 2020-12-03 13:20 GMT+08:00