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Chung's upset over Djokovic raises tennis profile in South Korea
by John Duerden - January 23, 2018 - 5:45pm
It took something unique to make tennis the center of sports attention in South Korea, where the Winter Olympics are only weeks away from opening.
Jeonbuk Motors banned from Asian Champions League defense
by John Duerden - January 19, 2017 - 10:54am
Jeonbuk Motors will not be able to defend its Asian Champions League title in 2017 after being disqualified due to a bribery scandal.
Undermanned Iran thrashes Guam 6-0 in World Cup qualifier
by John Duerden - November 17, 2015 - 1:05am
Despite missing captain Andranik Teymourian and three other players reportedly due to visa issues, Iran thrashed Guam 6-0 on Tuesday to move into top spot in Group D in Asian qualifying for the 2018...
Asia's big three all win comfortably in World Cup qualifiers
by John Duerden - November 12, 2015 - 6:46am
Japan, Australia, and South Korea enjoyed comfortable wins in Asia qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on Thursday.
Asian powers look to lift this week in World Cup qualifying
by John Duerden - November 10, 2015 - 12:23am
World Cup regulars Iran, Australia and Japan need to bounce back from some mediocre performances if they are to keep pace with Asian rival South Korea when qualifying for Brazil 2018 resumes Thursday.
Asian sides playing to restore regional pride in friendlies
by John Duerden - March 25, 2015 - 11:22am
Newly crowned Asian champion Australia can restore some of the continent's pride in a match against 2014 World Cup winner Germany in one of several friendlies for Asian teams this week.
Kick off for 2018 World Cup qualifying set to begin in Asia
by John Duerden - March 9, 2015 - 3:20pm
Around the world, it's an almost endless cycle. While Germany's win at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is still fresh in the memories of soccer fans, qualifying is set to begin for the 2018 edition, with Asia's 12 lowest-ranked...
South Korea returns to friendly reception after Asian Cup final
by John Duerden - February 2, 2015 - 11:04am
When South Korea returned home after collecting just one point at last year's World Cup, fans in Seoul heckled the players and offered the local insult of pelting them with candy.
What to look for Saturday at Asian Cup
by John Duerden - January 9, 2015 - 1:45pm
South Korea kicks off its bid for its first Asian Cup title since 1960 with a Group A match against Oman in Canberra, the Australian capital. It's one of three group matches across three cities on Saturday, with...
Azkals conqueror Palestine eyes KO stage at Asian Cup
by John Duerden - January 7, 2015 - 3:55pm
While it didn't generate anything remotely like the attention of Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil at the World Cup, the Palestinian team's 1-0 victory over the Philippines in the AFC Challenge Cup final may have...
Asian Cup wide open after coaching changes
by John Duerden - December 18, 2014 - 12:02pm
With the kick-off of the 2015 Asian Cup just weeks away, a wide-open tournament has become even more unpredictable thanks to a rash of coach firings in recent months that have thrown many of the top teams into ...
Korean football exec to increase Asia's stake in global game
by John Duerden - November 13, 2014 - 12:36pm
High-profile Korean businessman and football administrator Chung Mong-gyu is running for a spot on FIFA's powerful executive committee in a bid to help Asia increase its World Cup representation and fulfill its global...
Asian Cup expansion sparks debate
by John Duerden - January 28, 2014 - 1:17pm
A proposal to expand the Asian Cup to 24 teams has sparked a debate among the region's football bodies, with commercial and developmental considerations on one side, and on the other a fear that it will dilute the...
Benched Kagawa's concerns valid ahead of World Cup
by John Duerden - September 12, 2013 - 12:05pm
Shinji Kagawa had little choice but to make his frustration public, knowing that a lack of game time at Manchester United could have ramifications for his World Cup aspirations with Japan.
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