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Socceroos go down to Japan in Asian Cup

Osieck rues missed opportunities

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Australia, Asian Cup final.

David Carney (front) of Australia shows his dejection as Japanese players celebrate at the end of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011 final soccer match between Australia and Japan in Doha, Qatar, last night. Photo: EPA/STRINGER

30 Jan 2011

“Both teams today showed that they deserve to be in the final. It was what I expected, a very tight, intense encounter. I congratulate them on their victory today. It's a great achievement and like the Korean team they have a new generation coming up with young prospects and some have already made it to good teams in Europe. They are definitely on a good path.”

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