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Asians in Football
January 23, 2024

Asians in Football

In the movie Airplane! when a lady requests light reading material, she is promptly handed a leaflet titled “Famous Jewish Sports Legends.” “Famous Asian Sports Legends” might not be much more voluminous than that leaflet, either, but at least there’s an Ichiro Suzuki here and a Yao Ming there. But when it comes to the gladiator sport of American football, will…

Asian Football Confederation Career
November 12, 2023

Asian Football Confederation Career

Genius Sports to develop new Competition Management system for AFC Member Association leagues and tournaments Representatives of Genius Sports at the AFC s Competition Management Workshop The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has entered into an agreement with Genius Sports, a global leader in sports data technology, distribution and commercialisation services…

Asian Football Games
November 12, 2023

Asian Football Games

On April 29, at 10:01 p.m., soccer fans Simon Miller and Paul Langley lost their faith in the sport. The Irish men were sitting in City Calling Stadium in Longford, Ireland, and their team, Athlone Town FC, was behind 1:2. In the 80th minute of play, a Facebook message alert popped up on their mobile phones. A man who had been monitoring football bets for years…

Asian Teams
October 5, 2023

Asian Teams

The tortuous sale of the legendary Italian soccer club A.C. Milan to a consortium led by the previously unknown investor Li Yonghong was closed on Thursday. It s just one of a series of sales of storied soccer clubs to Chinese buyers, either closed or pending. The purchase of A.C. Milan for €740 million ($788 million), including debt, is being funded in part…

Asian Football Players in Europe
September 15, 2023

Asian Football Players in Europe

United Arab Emirates complete their preparations ahead of their Asian Cup semi final with hosts Australia on Tuesday. When Asian players start to make names for themselves at home, the question is usually not far behind. It s almost a testament to their talent. At some points someone says: Yes, but are they good enough for the big European leagues? In the…

Asian Football Forum
August 16, 2023

Asian Football Forum

Yes Simon Johnson Director of Corporate Affairs at the Football Association There is no question that football has come a long way in recent times in involving ethnic minorities in the game. There is still much work to do, particularly in bringing more people from the Asian communities into the sport, but it is important to recognise that we now have the principles…

Best Asian Soccer Team
July 3, 2023

Best Asian Soccer Team

The Iranian men’s national beach soccer team (file photo) The Iranian men’s national beach soccer team has maintained its place as the best squad in Asia in the newest edition of the Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) rankings, and claimed the fifth spot in the world. According to the latest monthly rankings released by the BSWW, the organization responsible for the…

Asian Soccer Teams
April 10, 2023

Asian Soccer Teams

Asia is a big continent, so it s hard to make sweeping generalizations. I think Zac meant specifically Far East countries like the two Koreas, China, and Japan. So I ll focus on those. The short answer is that yes, there is a physical gap, and it matters. Yet it probably does not matter as much as many think it does. And it comes with two big qualifiers: 1- it…

Asian Football Live
April 20, 2020

Asian Football Live

The Indian football team is in Yangon to play an Asian Cup Qualifying game. Myanmar have faced India 17 times in the past, with India winning on just four occasions. Their south-eastern neighbours on the other hand have got the better of them ten times. Despite India’s indigent records against most teams in world football, their poor numbers against Myanmar makes…

Asian National Football Teams
October 20, 2018

Asian National Football Teams

Three players from the I-League champions have also made it to Stephen Constantine s initial list for the camp in Mumbai.. Indian national team coach Stephen Constantine has drafted an initial list of 35 players for a conditioning camp in Mumbai before The Blue Tigers take to the field for a crucial AFC Asian Cup qualifier game against Kyrgyz Republic. There…

Best Asian Player
November 28, 2016

Best Asian Player

From Japan, South Korea and Australia, all the way to Iran, Iraq, and Uzbekistan, Asian players have moved to Europe to advance their football career. At Football Channel Asia , we start tracking performance rating of Asian footballers who currently play at top seven European leagues of England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands and Turkey. The following…

Top 10 Asian footballers
September 21, 2020

Top 10 Asian footballers

Kewell’s life at Anfield never quite reached the heights he would have hoped, with injuries a constant companion. He was part of the magical night in Istanbul when Liverpool pulled off an unbelievable comeback and beat AC Milan in the UCL final in 2005, but he limped off before half-time after being handed a start by Rafael Benitez. After that his career took…