Year end review for Asian Soccer 2015

It has been a great year for Asian soccer in 2015. Many significant events took place, which will live in memory for a long time. Below we take a look at the highlights of the year.


The Asian Cup


It was a great start to the year due to the Asian Cup held in Australia. It was the biggest ever competition with 16 teams from the continent fighting it out. Many thrilling matches took place that kept all the fans thoroughly entertained. One of the most entertaining ones was Iraq’s win in the quarterfinals over arch-rivals Iran. The last game did not disappoint either which seems to be the case in big soccer tournaments around the globe. South Korea took on the hosts the Socceroos with the home side snatching the win. Many people won big on the Aussie teams victory by using the best free bet offers to put money on them winning. It was a great end to a very well-organized tournament that last in the memory for a long time.


The Asian Champions League


The free bets favorite Guangzhou Evergrande were winners again in the Asian Champions League. It is the second time the Chinese Titans have won it in three years. They will go into the competition again next year as heavily backed odds as favourites. They were not as dominant this year around, though, but they will be spending a lot of money during the transfer window to improve the team. The last match was against United Arab Emirates team Al Ahli. It was not as entertaining as the Asian Cup final, but it was a well-deserved victory for the team from China.


South East Asia 2015 Football Review


It was a disappointing year for south-east Asia teams. The best from the region was Thailand, who has made great strides forward in improving the quality of their soccer. They are playing with a smooth style and are easily beating their local rivals. They finished 2015 on the brink of making it to the last rounds of qualification for the World Cup in 2018. Many punters are looking for the best free bet offers to put money on them booking a place in the tournament. Other teams in the region have not faired so well. The worst performer was the national team of Malaysia. They were on the end of 6 – 0 and 10 – 0 defeats during the year.


The World Cup Qualification


The world cup qualification matches have thrown up a some surprising results. One of the biggest shocks was Bhutan, the team who were ranked bottom, defeated Sir Lanka to book a spot into the next round. They were huge free bets outsiders to manage to make this at the start of the year. The biggest surprise though goes to Guam. They won its first qualifier in the team’s history and were top of their group for a while.

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  1. TrevorLeighy says

    Nice article, hope this year is just as exciting!.

  2. Dennis Gedling says

    South East Asia really is a cash cow for the sport but the poor performance of the national teams in that region is quite startling. I know Indonesian football is a complete rut because of various issues but other teams should be doing better. Not sure why this is. Focus on the Premier League? Poor leadership from the associations? Betting?

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