My world has opened and closed all at once. Leaving me lost at sea without a compass ... at the moment all I can feel is alone
Lindsay Mills, girlfriend of whistle-blower Edward Snowden
Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 2:24am
With Japan becoming the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup last week, the focus in Asian qualifying turns to the progress of South Korea and Australia.11 Jun 2013 - 4:27am
The East Asian Cup qualifying tournament kicked off snappishly last week with hosts Hong Kong accusing favourites Australia of being arrogant and disrespectful. Emotions eventually cooled during the week, along with the weather, as Australia won the tournament on goal difference and then respectfully thanked everyone. Ultimately, who were the real winners and losers?7 Apr 2014 - 7:42pm
Australia qualified for next year's East Asian Cup finals on goal difference yesterday, edging out North Korea at Hong Kong Stadium.
With North Korea beating Hong Kong 4-0 in yesterday's first match, the Australians, level on points and goal difference with the Koreans at the start of the day, had a clear target against Taiwan.10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am
Qualification for the 2013 East Asian Cup finals will come down to the last day after Australia thrashed Guam 9-0 at Hong Kong Stadium last night.8 Dec 2012 - 2:28am
Australia coach Holger Osieck didn't win any friends earlier in the week after being perceived by some to have been disrespectful towards Hong Kong, but he's now hoping the hosts do his team a favour as they try to reach the East Asian Cup final.6 Dec 2012 - 2:18am
As Hong Kong proved on Monday night, a country's world ranking means nothing on the field of play.
Australia, ranked 33rd in the world, struggled against the 172-ranked hosts at Mong Kok Stadium, winning 1-0 in the East Asian Cup qualifiers, the deciding goal coming in the 85th minute.5 Dec 2012 - 2:16am
Head coach Kim Pan-gon hailed a U-turn in his players' attitude as a spirited Hong Kong side came close to pulling off a big surprise against Australia, who are 139 positions higher in the world rankings.4 Dec 2012 - 1:37am