Four match officials have been suspended for poor performances during the Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced yesterday.
The Asian Football Confederation announced on Sunday that the next edition of the AFC Asian Cup in 2011 will be hosted by Qatar.
Three of the four Asian Cup semifinalists will be given byes to the 2011 finals, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Tuesday.
"I don’t agree that we were lucky," said Saudi Arabian coach Helio Dos Anjos after his team defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 in the quarter-final of the Asian Cup in Jakarta.
Uzbekistan coach Rauf Inileyev rued his side’s misfortune as they exited the AFC Asian Cup at the hands of three-time champions Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia coach Helio Dos Anjos insisted his side deserved their 2-1 win against Uzbekistan in this year’s AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
Uzbekistan coach Rauf Inileyev was left to bemoan his team’s bad luck after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia.
The winner and the runner-up were lined up on the court for a postmatch picture, holding glass trophy vases and smiling for a photographer, when champion Varvara Lepchenko jumped out of the picture, ran to her equipment bag, and pulled out a small camera. She handed it to runner-up Kelly Liggan’s coach, Bill Belser, who obliged and snapped some souvenirs for the 21-year-old from Uzbekistan.