December 05, 2022
Why We’re Watching Japan and South Korea at the World Cup
By Layne Vandenberg
The performances of the Japanese and South Korean men’s national teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup have embodied the stories we love to hear and watch.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 15, 2013
Southeast Asia Football Rising?
Southeast Asia has a passion for football but few indigenous stars. Teerasil Dangda could help change that.
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?
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.
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.
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