The Asian Cup Diaries: Socceroos book a date with destiny

Australia got the result they wanted on a damp evening in Newcastle to reach their second consecutive Asian Cup final. Like Korea Republic the day before, they took the initiative early on, secured a two goal buffer and then backed this up with solid defence to stifle the opposition.

Although there had been heavy rain earlier in the day, the conditions had eased by kick off and the pitch conditions did not suffer to any significant extent. UAE were backing up after a draining quarter final that went to a penalty shoot out and had one less day

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