December 20, 2022
Why Can’t a Nation of 276 Million People Field a Decent Soccer Team?
By William Yuen Yee
Despite the Indonesian public's passion for the world game, the "Red and White" have consistently under-performed on the global stage.
October 03, 2022
Stadium Tragedy Exposes Indonesia’s Troubled Soccer History
By John Duerden
Indonesia is one of the most dangerous countries in which to attend a game. At least 125 people died after a stampede at a recent game.
August 26, 2022
Is Southeast Asian Football Finally On The Cusp Of Success?
By David Hutt
After years of under-performance, green shoots are visible both in the region's domestic leagues and at the national level.
May 19, 2020
Sports Behind Closed Doors: Lessons from the Koreas
By Layne Vandenberg
Post-COVID sports may resemble the October 2019 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between the men’s national teams from North and South Korea.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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