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So What, It’s Not Cricket? India Joins the Football Craze
July 03, 2018

So What, It’s Not Cricket? India Joins the Football Craze

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The World Cup offers clues as to football’s growing popularity in India.

Whither China’s National Football Team?
February 28, 2017

Whither China’s National Football Team?

By Tyler Roney
Can throwing resources at China’s football infrastructure translate to success on the international stage?
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.

Singapore Plans ASEAN Bid for 2030 World Cup
October 09, 2013

Singapore Plans ASEAN Bid for 2030 World Cup

Singapore hopes to bring the first World Cup to Southeast Asia, to be shared among ASEAN members.

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.

Southeast Asia Football Rising?
January 15, 2013

Southeast Asia Football Rising?

Southeast Asia has a passion for football but few indigenous stars. Teerasil Dangda could help change that.

A Crushing Defeat For New Zealand Rugby
December 05, 2012

A Crushing Defeat For New Zealand Rugby

A tough loss spoils what was an amazing streak for New Zealand Rugby. Can they bounce back?

Qatar and the World Cup: The 'Heat' is On
September 26, 2012

Qatar and the World Cup: The 'Heat' is On

Some are concerned that Qatar’s 2022 World Cup held in the summer with high temperatures could be a problem.

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.

Lebanon Makes History
March 02, 2012

Lebanon Makes History

Football is a rare unifying force for Lebanon. Thanks to South Korea, the World Cup finals could be as well.

Maradona on the Move?
February 03, 2012

Maradona on the Move?

U.A.E. won’t qualify from the World Cup’s Asia group. So would Diego Maradona really want to coach them?

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