Best Asia XI from 2014 World Cup: Australia and Iran Dominate After Poor Showing

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Best Asia XI from 2014 World Cup: Australia and Iran Dominate After Poor Showing
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It is fair to say that Asian football has enjoyed better times than the 2014 World Cup, with all four representatives bowing out at the first hurdle.

For South Korea and Japan in particular it was a major disappointment. Their abilities as individuals were clear, but they passed up major opportunities to secure victories that would have secured a second round berth.

Australia and Iran were more impressive, defying their respective pre-tournament status as whipping boys to put in some more than respectable displays.

Despite the general malaise, then, which players make our Asian best XI of the 2014 World Cup?

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