Australia beats South Korea 2-1 to win Asian Cup
Australia’s James Troisi (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against South Korea during extra time of their Asian Cup final soccer match at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 31, 2015. (Reuters)
Substitute James Troisi scored halfway through extra time to give tournament hosts Australia their maiden Asian Cup title with a 2-1 victory over South Korea in a pulsating final on Saturday.
South Korea’s Son Heung-min scored in stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes to send the match into the extra half an hour, cancelling out Massimo Luongo’s strike on the stroke of halftime.
It was just before another break with 105 minutes on the clock that Troisi put the ball into the net from close range to make Australia champions of Asia nine years after they switched from the Oceania confederation.
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Source News: Alarabiya