Australia Marches into Asian Cup Final
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Australia eased past the United Arab Emirates 2-0 to advance to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final match on Tuesday.
Australian defenders Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson punched in their first international goals inside the first 15 minutes.
The Socceroos lost to Japan in the final four years ago and will now take on another East Asian power in South Korea in Sydney on Saturday looking to seal a first continental title at their third attempt.
"We knew the start was going to be really important," Australia coach Ange Postecoglou told reporters.
"Our intention was, we wanted to start really strong. Even if we didn't score if we could put some pressure on without conceding, that was our best chance."