#360LIVE: Asian Cup 2015 quarter-final - China vs Australia updates and chat

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Asian Cup quarter-final action continues as hosts Australia take on China in what looks to be a tricky fixture at Brisbane Stadium. 

Much of build-up of the match has been centred around the terrible playing surface in Brisbane, with Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou going so far as to call it a 'cow paddock'. 

Indeed, it was at this very venue that South Korea halted the Green and Gold's run of form, defeating them 1-0. 

On the contrary, China have made Brisbane Stadium a fortress of sorts, winning both their group games that were scheduled here before beating North Korea in their final group match to finish top.

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South Korea take on Uzbekistan in Melbourne Rectangular Stadium for the opening quarter-final fixture of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. 

South Korea come into this match on the back of three consecutive 1-0 victories, most notably, against Australia just last week. 

Uzbekistan, meanwhile, convincingly beat Saudi Arabia in their final group match to qualify second. 

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Mile Jedinak return a boost for Australia ahead of last-eight China date

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Return of the Jedi: Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak will be back in the green and gold in their quarter-final match against China in the Asian Cup.

Inspirational captain Mile Jedinak is set to return for Australia as the Socceroos and undefeated China battle for a place in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup.

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The Crystal Palace midfielder was injured in Australia’s opening Group A win against Kuwait, and sat out the 4-0 drubbing of Oman and Saturday’s narrow loss to South Korea.

“If selected, I’ll be ready. That goes without saying,” said Jedinak.

“Sitting out the last couple of games hasn’t been easy. But it’s given me a little (bit) of time to see what other ways I can help,” he add­ed. “Do I think I will be affected by lack of game time the last couple of games? Probably not, but that’s just me, we will have to wait and see.”

Jedinak’s return from an ankle injury is a massive boost for coach Ange Postecoglou, who is expected to return to his first-choice attack of record scorer Tim Cahill and Bayer Leverkusen forward Robbie Kruse.

China, meanwhile, are full of confidence after three straight wins saw them finish top of Group B.

And manager Alain Perrin said: “Everything has gone well up to now. Beijing is very cold right now so we want to enjoy the warm weather here for a little bit longer. Australia is a good, strong team but we will continue to move forward.

“They are at home and have qual­ity players like (Tim) Cahill who are tough and have technical abil­ity. But if our players play with the spirit they have had so far, I think we’re in for a very good result.”

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