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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.

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.

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.

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.

September 21, 2012

China, Japan and Football

While tensions mount between both nations, could Football bring them together?

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.

"I have never sold a match.."
September 07, 2012

"I have never sold a match.."

Coach accuses his goalkeeper of intentionally throwing the game in Malaysian Football.

Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka Heading Home?
August 31, 2012

Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka Heading Home?

How events off the field could lead to some big changes for Chinese football.

'Flag-gate' Hits 2012 Olympics
July 30, 2012

'Flag-gate' Hits 2012 Olympics

The accidental use of a South Korean flag for the North Korean women’s soccer team sets an awkward tone for the 2012 games.

July 19, 2012

A 'Yellow Card' for Asian Football Head?

John Duerden notes a mixed victory for Mohamed Bin Hammam, whose lifetime ban was overturned.

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