CANBERRA, Australia - With 10 out of 16 teams at the 2015 Asian Cup coming from the western side of the continent, the region was never going to have a better chance to dominate the tournament. Jonathan Cooper 49ers Jersey .Already, though, four teams are out of contention within the first week. Bahrain and Gulf Cup champion Qatar were the third and fourth to go with a game remaining in the group stage, joining Kuwait and Oman.Given the way the draw was made, seven western zone teams could potentially have reached the quarterfinals. If three-time champion Saudi Arabia loses its last group game to Uzbekistan on Sunday, however, the likely number of West Asian teams advancing will be three — unless Jordan and Iraq somehow manage to shock defending champion Japan in Group D.Bahrains 2-1 loss to the United Arab Emirates in Canberra on Thursday and Qatars loss to Iran in Sydney came 48 hours after South Korea and Australia took the top two spots in Group A to eliminate Kuwait and Oman.UAE coach Mahdi Ali refused to talk about the region as a whole after the victory, set up with Ali Mabkhouts goal after 14 seconds.I am not in the position to judge other teams, in the region, Ali said. We came here to show that UAE is a good team and we have to represent our country in a good way and until now we are successful. We hope that we keep going in the same way.So far, there have been seven games pitting teams from opposite zones against each other. Six have been lost by the western region teams, with Saudi Arabias 4-1 win over North Korea the only result to buck the trend. The Saudis need just one point in their final group game against Uzbekistan to make the quarterfinals. So its quite feasible that the 2015 will mirror the 2011 tournament in Qatar, when no Middle-Eastern teams made the semis. Japan beat Australia in the final. South Korea and Uzbekistan lost in the semifinals.While the quantity has reduced, it remains to be seen if the quality is still there. The UAE has performed well with six goals in its opening two wins. Iran was solid against Bahrain and Qatar. Iraq, the other western team with a win to its name, won the title in 2007. None of those teams, though, has yet faced a team from outside its own region.There are some positive signs. UAE has three of the best attacking players in the tournament. Mabkhouts rapid opener against Bahrain added to his two goals against Qatar. Overall, the Al Jazira striker has eight from his last seven international games and Ahmed Khallil also scored twice against Qatar.Playmaker Omar Abdulrahman, one of the most exciting young players in Asia, believes that the pair can go on to star at the Asian Cup.I am very happy with Ali Mabkhouts performance and we are lucky to have two strikers and we will work hard to help them score more goals in the coming matches and we hope that one can become the top scorer in this tournament, he said. Our goal in this tournament is to do our best in the competition and achieve our goals.Also on Thursday, Irans Sardar Azmoun scored one of the goals of the tournament to defeat Qatar. The two young stars may meet on the pitch in the final Group C game on Monday as Iran takes on UAE to decide which team takes top spot. Then the talented youngsters will get a chance to test themselves against some unfamiliar opposition. Frank Gore Jersey . 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The Texas Rangers said Darvish was examined by team physician Dr. Keith Meister before Tuesday nights game against Houston, and that "everything appears to be OK." Darvish is expected to make his scheduled start Wednesday night in the series finale against the Astros. But the Rangers said Darvish would be re-evaluated before the game as a precaution. Responding on Twitter to an article about the incident, Darvish indicated that he was OK. He resumed throwing a few minutes after the incident, and didnt see Meister until after that. Darvish had just made a throw when he was struck by the batted ball. Clearly stunned, the Japanese ace dropped into a squat momentarily before getting up, wiping his brow and appearing to check his head with his fingers. He then put his cap back on and ffinished his throwing session off flat ground in right field with other pitchers. Kentavius Street Jersey. Rangers left-hander Derek Holland was shagging balls in front of Darvish. The ball glanced off Hollands glove before hitting Darvish. "I heard it," Holland said. "I was supposed to be protecting him but I just couldnt get to the ball. It was too high. I didnt get high enough. Hes fine." Darvish, who joined Kenny Rogers as the only three-time All-Star pitchers for the Rangers, is 8-4 with a 2.63 ERA in 16 starts this season. His 134 strikeouts are fifth in the majors, but his 11 strikeouts per nine innings are the most. Wednesday is Darvishs last scheduled appearance before the All-Star break. Before his expected start last Thursday was pushed back a day because of weather concerns in Baltimore, the right-hander had been on track to start Sunday in the last game before the break. A pitcher who works Sunday cannot throw in the All-Star game. Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Jerseys From China Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '