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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Asian Cup 2019: Australia beat Syria 3-2, advances to last 16

Defending champion Australia advanced to the last 16 at the Asian Cup on Tuesday, getting a stoppage-time goal from Tom Rogic to beat Syria 3-2.
Needing a draw to ensure finishing runner-up in Group B behind Jordan, Australia twice let leads slip before Rogic scored.
Palestine’s 0-0 draw with Jordan in Abu Dhabi means it can still advance as one of the four best third-place teams.
The Palestinians have two points and will go through if enough low-ranked teams in other groups draw their games on Wednesday and Thursday.
Australia will play 2011 champion Japan or Uzbekistan in the knockout round next week.