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Byline: The Nation.
Asian Cup tougher than ever, says president Bin Hammam
Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed bin Hammam says the Asian Cup next year will be tougher than ever for the traditional powerhouse teams after Iraq's upset victory in 2007.
Bin Hammam made the comment as Asia's top-ranked side Australia was pitted against fellow World Cup finalists South Korea, while three-times champions Japan will face Saudi Arabia.
The Socceroos, who struggled in their tournament debut in 2007, have their work cut out in a tough Group C that also includes Bahrain and minnows India.
At a …