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Japan Finally Pull Out of the Copa América

May 20, 2011 by

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The Champions of Asia have finally been forced to pull out of the Copa América 2011 to signal another nail in the coffin for sentimentality in football as  some of Europe’s clubs refuse to release their players, leaving Japan without a team to send to Argentina this July. It’s difficult to think that football is […]

Asian Champions League: Who to Watch

March 1, 2011 by

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It hasn’t been too long since the end of the 2010 Asian Champions League – the final was in mid-November and already the group stages of the 2011 competition are ready to go. Last year’s winners were South Korea’s Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma who defeated Iranian side Zob Ahan 3-1. With the goals from the Australian […]

J-League, Kagawa and the Rise of Japanese Football

January 31, 2011 by

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  Japan’s recent Asian Cup victory may well be a glimpse of the future success that the country has in football. The Japanese national team and its J-League already hold a firm grip on the state of Asian football with great success. Japan has now three of the last four Asian Cups (with only Iraq’s […]

Indonesia fight restraints in the name of progression

January 19, 2011 by

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The global game tends to get smaller every day. I could fly to Dubai, New York, or Tokyo and have the same conversation with a stranger about Wayne Rooney’s distressing form for Manchester United and they’d all reply with the same concerned look about the future of England s star. In todays modern market with […]

What is Qatar?

January 11, 2011 by

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks you’ll no doubt have realised that Qatar will be hosting the 2022 World Cup, the first time the tournament will be staged in the middle east and perhaps the first time the World Cup will be staged in the winter with temperatures in […]

All eyes on Qatar, as Asian Cup takes centre stage

January 6, 2011 by

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We live in a footballing climate that offers an experience to watch the sport we love(and hate sometimes) from around the globe. It gives us the choice to pick and choose what type or brand of football we want to watch. Whether it be the historical English FA Cup, the slick Spanish Premiera Liga, the flair of the Brasileiro […]

Sepp and his merry Qatar

December 4, 2010 by

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The beautiful game, is run by the most discouraging of crowds. The World Cup will be in Brazil in 2014, it will then be in Russia for 2018, and then across to the middle East in 2022, and it will very likely end up in China in 2026. Thats 20 years before we get another […]