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Australia Wins Asian Cup, Discovers Soccer
February 03, 2015
Australia Wins Asian Cup, Discovers Soccer
Football – known as soccer locally – gets a new lease of life in Australia after a successful tournament.
Australia Wins Asian Cup, Discovers Soccer
Could Qatar Lose the World Cup?
September 25, 2014
Could Qatar Lose the World Cup?
Is FIFA finally ready to yank the World Cup away from its controversial 2022 host nation?
Could Qatar Lose the World Cup?
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.
World Cup Hopes Hang in the Balance for Japan, Australia
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.
Shinji Kagawa’s Historic Hat-Trick
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.
Japan: A Football, Rugby Powerhouse in the Making?
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.
Match-Fixing and Doping Investigation Shocks Sports Fans
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.
Asian Footballers Speak Out Against Racism
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.
Is China's Football Boom Already Over?
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.
Asian Sports Year in Review
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.
FIFA Set to Suspend Indonesia
Afghan Premier League Tournament a Success
November 05, 2012
Afghan Premier League Tournament a Success
As football returns to Afghanistan, the sport is helping heal old wounds and giving the youth new idols to look up to.
Afghan Premier League Tournament a Success
Japan's J-League Invades Southeast Asia
October 31, 2012
Japan's J-League Invades Southeast Asia
With deals in Burma, Vietnam and Thailand it seems Japan is ready to dominate Southeast Asia football.
Japan's J-League Invades Southeast Asia
A Red Card For Iraqi Football?
October 19, 2012
A Red Card For Iraqi Football?
FIFA has declared that the country is not safe to host official international games.
A Red Card For Iraqi Football?
September 21, 2012
China, Japan and Football
While tensions mount between both nations, could Football bring them together?
China, Japan and Football
Iran Seeks World Cup Appearance
September 19, 2012
Iran Seeks World Cup Appearance
The national team, known as Team Melli, is vying for a spot at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
Iran Seeks World Cup Appearance
September 07, 2012
"I have never sold a match.."
Coach accuses his goalkeeper of intentionally throwing the game in Malaysian Football.
"I have never sold a match.."
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