Asian Cup Final LIVE - January 29
South Korea midfielder Park Ji-sung has retired from international football, boss Cho Kwang-rae has confirmed.
The Asian Football Confederation confirmed it will take no action over Ki Sung-Yeung's perceived racist celebration following his goal for South Korea against Japan in Tuesday's Asian Cup semi-final.
Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa could miss the rest of the season after he was injured in Japan's Asian Cup semi-final win over South Korea on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia have responded to their disappointing exit at the group stage of the Asian Cup by sacking Nasser Al Johar, who becomes the country's second coach to be relieved of his duties in the space of three games.
Bolton winger Lee Chung-Yong believes whoever wins the midfield battle will emerge triumphant when South Korea take on Australia in a pivotal Asian Cup Group C game at Al Gharafa Stadium on Friday afternoon.
India coach Bob Houghton is hopeful his side's participation at the Asian Cup will prove a turning point in the development of football in the country.
Saudi Arabia have sacked Jose Peseiro after they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to minnows Syria in their opening game of the Asian Cup on Sunday.
Qatar's Asian Cup campaign got off to the worst possible start as second-half goals from Odil Akhmedov and Server Djeparov saw Uzbekistan clinch a deserved victory at Khalifa Stadium in Doha.
The expectations on the Socceroos aren't any lower for this Asian Cup, even if the buildup and the mood in Australia are more subdued.