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Asian Cup: S Korea rout India

January 18, 2011 21:00 IST

Australia beat Bahrain and South Korea swept past India as the two AFC heavyweights claimed Asian Cup quarter-final places on Tuesday.

Twice champions South Korea easily beat already eliminated India 4-1 at a wet Al Gharafa Stadium to finish second in Group C and set up a last eight meeting with Group D winners Iran while Australia recorded a 1-0 win over Bahrain at Al Sadd.

The results means Australia top Group C on seven points from three matches, ahead of South Korea on goal difference, with Bahrain third on three and India last without a point.

Bahrain started brightly as they looked for a win over Australia that would have taken them in to the last eight but they struggled to find a breakthrough once Mile Jedinak put the Socceroos in front in the 37th minute.

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