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Australia, South Korea Clash For Asian Cup - Yahoo Sports

"I said the World Cup would be big, but I also said the Asian Cup would be even bigger and I don't think people really knew what I was talking about at webpage the time," star forward Tim Cahill wrote in a Herald Sun column on Saturday. "I've been fortunate to be the first ever goal-scorer for Australia in a World Cup and an Asian Cup and I've played in three World Cups, but this will be right up there as a massive team effort and as something the playing group has helped build with Ange Postecoglou." - Formidable unit - Australia have 12 goals through 10 different scorers and coach Postecoglou said the Socceroos would not change their attacking philosophy for the final. "It will be up to them to try to stop us scoring goals -- we'll just do what we've been doing," said the coach. "It's proven successful so far and we'll continue to do that. "There won't be any secrets about how we go about it tomorrow," he added. "We'll take the game to our opponents and put pressure on them as we have in every game." South Korea won the first two Asian Cups in 1956 and 1960, when it was a round-robin event, but have yet to claim a third title despite reaching finals in 1972, 1980 and 1988. As 2002 World Cup semi-finalists, South Korea's frustrations at Asian level are a curious anomaly but Uli Stielike's side have already exceeded the modest expectations their fans had before the tournament. Their performance at last year's World Cup was considered so humiliating that the players were pelted with toffee, a traditional Korean insult, when visit here they arrived home from Brazil .
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