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Asian Cup 2011: Schedule, Results, Picks

posted Dec 19, 2010, 2:57 AM by Simon Nguyen   [ updated Feb 2, 2011, 9:55 PM ]
This page provides in-depth coverage of the 2011 Asian Cup. Check back regularly for up-to-date schedule information, results, and picks. The 2011 Asian Cup, hosted by Qatar, is scheduled for January 7-29. Iraq is the tournament's defending champion.


2011 Asian Cup Results

Final:
Australia 0 - 1 Japan - Tadanari Lee
Winner: Japan - MVP: Keisuke Honda

Third Place:
South Korea 3-2 Uzbekistan - Koo Ja-Cheol, Dong-Won Ji (2), Aleksandr Geynrikh (2)

Semifinals:
1) Japan 2 - 2 South Korea - Ki Seung-yong, Ryoichi Maeda, Hajime Hosogai, Hwang Jae-won
2) Australian 6 - 0 Uzbekistan - Harry Kewell, Sasa Ognenovski, David Carney, Brett Emerton, Carl Valeri, Robbie Kruse

Quarterfinals:
Jan. 21, 2011 - Japan 3 - 2 Qatar - Sebastian Soria (1), Shinji Kagawa (2), Fabio Cesar, Masahiko Inoha
                     Uzbekistan 2 - 1 Jordan - Ulugbek Bakaev (2), Bashar Bani Yaseen

Jan. 22, 2011 - Iraq 0 - 1 Australia - Harry Kewell (1)
                     South Korea 1 - 0 Iran - Bit-garam Yoon (1)
    
Group Stage:
Jan. 7-16
 Group A W L T Points
 Qatar 2 1 0 6 (5-2)
 China 1 1 1 4 (4-4)
 Kuwait 0 3 0 0 (1-7)
 Uzbekistan 2 0 1 7 (6-3)
Match #1: Qatar 0 - 2 Uzbekistan - Odil Akhmedov (1), Server Djeparov (1)
Match #2: China 2 - 0 Kuwait - Zhang Linpeng (1), Deng Zhouxiang (1)
Match #3: China 0 - 2 Qatar - Yusef Ahmed (2)
Match #4: Uzbekistan 2 - 1 Kuwait - Maksim Shatskikh (1), Al Mutwa (1), Server Djeparov (1)
Match #5: China 2 - 2 Uzbekistan - Yu Hui (1), Odil Akhmedov (1), Alexander Geynrikh, Hao Junmin
Match #6: Kuwait 0 - 3 Qatar - Bilal Mohammed (1), Mohamed El Sayed (1), Fabio Cesar 

Jan. 9-17
 Group A W L T Points
 Japan 2 0 1 7 (8-2)
 Saudi Arabia 0 3 0 0 (1-7)
 Syria 1 2 0 3 (4-5)
 Jordan 2 0 1 7 (4-2)
Match #1: Japan 1 - 1 Jordan - Hasan Abdel Fattah (1), Maya Yoshida (1)
Match #2: Saudi Arabia 1 - 2 Syria - Abdulrazak Al Husein (2), Tayseer Al Jassam (1)
Match #3: Jordan 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia - Baha Abdelrahman (1)
Match #4: Japan 2 - 1 Syria - Hakoto Hasebe (1), Firas Alkhatib (1), Keisuke Honda (1)
Match #5: Syria 1 - 2 Jordan - Mohammed Al Zino (1), Own goal (1), Odai Al Saify (1)
Match #6: Japan 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia - Shinji Okazaki (3), Ryoichi Maeda (2)

Jan. 10-18
 Group A W L T Points
 South Korea 2 0 1 7 (7-3)
 Australia 2 0 1 7 (6-1)
 Bahrain 1 2 0 3 (6-5)
 India 0 3 0 0 (3-13)
Match #1: India 0 - 4 Australia - Tim Cahill (2), Harry Kewell (1), Brett Holman (1)
Match #2: South Korea 2 - 1 Bahrain - Koo Ja-cheol (2), Faouzi Aaish (1)
Match #3: Australia 1 - 1 South Korea - Koo Ja-cheol (1), Mile Jedinak (1)
Match #4: Bahrain 5 - 2 India - Faouzi Aaish (1), Ismaeel Abdulatif (4), Gouramangi Singh, Sunil Chhetri
Match #5: Australia 1 - 0 Bahrain - Mile Jedinak (1)
Match #6: India 1 - 4 South Korea - Ji Dong-won (2), Koo Ja-cheol (1), Son Heung-min, Sunil Chhetri

Jan. 11-19
 Group A W L T Points
 Iran 2 0 0 6 (3-1)
 Iraq 1 1 0 3 (2-2)
 North Korea 0 1 1 1 (0-1)
 UAE 0 1 1 1 (0-1)
Match #1: North Korea 0 - 0 UAE
Match #2: Iran 2 - 1 Iraq - Younis Mahmood (1), Gholam Reza Rezai (1), Iman Mobali (1)
Match #3: North Korea 0 - 1 Iran - Karim Ansari (1)
Match #4: Iraq 1 - 0 UAE - Own goal (1)
Match #5: Iran 3 - 0 UAE - Arash Afshin (1), Mohammad Nouri (1), Own goal (1)
Match #6: North Korea 0 - 1 Iraq - Karrar Jassim (1)

2011 Asian Cup Top Scorers

 Player Goals Assists
 Koo Ja-cheol (S KOR) 5 2
 Ismaeel Abdulatif (BAH) 4 0
 Shinji Okazaki (JPN) 3 1
 Shinji Kagawa (JPN) 2 2
 Tim Cahill (AUS) 2 0
 Server Djeparov (UBZ) 2 2
 Abdulrazak Al Husein(SYR) 2 0
 Yusef Ahmed (QAR) 2 0
 Odil Akhmedov (UBZ) 2 0
 Ryoichi Maeda (JPN) 3 0
 Faouzi Aaish (BAH) 2 1
 Ji Dong-won (S KOR) 2 1
 Sunil Chhetri (IND) 2 0
 Alexander Geynrikh (UBZ) 3 0
 Hakoto Hasebe (JPN) 1 1
 Keisuke Honda (JPN) 1 0
 Harry Kewell (AUS) 3 0
 Fabio Cesar (QAR) 2 0
 Yuto Nagatomo (JPN) 0 3

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