The Turf‘s Aleksandar Jason captures stunning moments from the sidelines of the Asian Cup.
Ahead of the Asian Cup semi-finals next week, our friends at the Australian online football publication, The Turf, were kind enough to share some of their favorite shots from the tournament. If you like what you see, make sure to check out The Turf’s website for the latest on the Socceroos and Australia’s burgeoning football culture, and give photographer Aleksandar Jason’s Instagram a look.
Mitch Langerak warms up in goals ahead of the Socceroos opening Asian Cup match against Kuwait in Melbourne.
Australia Captain Tim Cahill stands with Oman skipper Ali Al Habsi and match officials.
Australian forward Robbie Kruse threads through the Kuwaiti defense.
Matthew Leckie throws the ball back into play in Sydney.
Massimo Luongo celebrates with his teammates after scoring his first international goal for Australia.
Tim Cahill does it again, handing Australia the lead with a killer header and celebrates punching the corner flag.
‘We are one’: Iranian expats celebrate their heritage whilst acknowledging the multicultural society which makes up Australia.
The beautiful AAMI Park, Melbourne, in all it’s glory.
Iran’s Ehsan Hajsafi celebrates a stunning long range goal in Melbourne.
2-0. Iran celebrate their second goal in-front of a packed stadium in Melbourne.
Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia prepare for a winner takes all clash. The winner progresses to the Quarter-Finals, the other goes home.
North Koreas Jong Il-gwan controls the ball in midfield.
23-year-old striker Sandor Rashadov scores a double to lead his country to victory & the quarter-finals.
Visit The TURF to see more to see more photography from the Asian Cup by Aleksandar Jason Kostadinoski.