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East Asian Footballers Make Their Way West
April 09, 2019

East Asian Footballers Make Their Way West

By Layne Vandenberg
Football transfer markets look east as East Asian players are making names for themselves in Europe’s top leagues.

Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
January 03, 2017

Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection

By Paolo Sorbello
A Kazakh family is at the center of a scandal that unveiled murky deals in the global world of football.
Australia Wins Asian Cup, Discovers Soccer
February 03, 2015

Australia Wins Asian Cup, Discovers Soccer

By Helen Clark
Football – known as soccer locally – gets a new lease of life in Australia after a successful tournament.

Could Qatar Lose the World Cup?
September 25, 2014

Could Qatar Lose the World Cup?

By Samuel Chi
Is FIFA finally ready to yank the World Cup away from its controversial 2022 host nation?

World Cup Hopes Hang in the Balance for Japan, Australia
March 27, 2013

World Cup Hopes Hang in the Balance for Japan, Australia

Japan and Australia had their World Cup hopes put on hold last night by Jordan and Oman.

Shinji Kagawa’s Historic Hat-Trick
March 04, 2013

Shinji Kagawa’s Historic Hat-Trick

Shinji Kagawa becomes the first Asian player to score a hat-trick in the English Premier League.

Japan: A Football, Rugby Powerhouse in the Making?
February 25, 2013

Japan: A Football, Rugby Powerhouse in the Making?

More Japanese football and rugby players are moving to Europe and Oceania. Media frenzies ensue.

Match-Fixing and Doping Investigation Shocks Sports Fans
February 12, 2013

Match-Fixing and Doping Investigation Shocks Sports Fans

Investigations into widespread doping and match-fixing are underway in Australia and Europe, respectively.

Asian Footballers Speak Out Against Racism
February 01, 2013

Asian Footballers Speak Out Against Racism

Racism in football is an ugly reality, but a growing number of Asian players are speaking out.

Is China's Football Boom Already Over?
January 30, 2013

Is China's Football Boom Already Over?

Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba have left Shanghai Shenhua, raising questions about soccer in China.

Asian Sports Year in Review
January 01, 2013

Asian Sports Year in Review

The Diplomat’s John Duerden presents his top-ten list of Asia’s year in sports.

FIFA Set to Suspend Indonesia
December 14, 2012

FIFA Set to Suspend Indonesia

Years of mismanagement and corruption has forced the world soccer body to crack down on Indonesia.

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