Monthly archive - April 2011

Asia’s best juniors on show in Colombia

The draw for the 2011 FIFA U20 World Cup was held today in Cartagena, Colombia.

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Asians Abroad - April 22-26

The Football didn’t stop for Easter, with dozens of Asian players involved in action over the weekend.

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The J. League’s new frontier

As the number of Japanese players leavings its shores to ply their trade overseas increases, so too does interest in the J. League.

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Is 2011 a rebound year for Chinese football?

Asian Football Feast’s Chinese correspondent, Zhang Bin, takes a look at the latest reforms in Chinese Football aimed at making it a powerhouse of Asian Football.

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J. League set to return this weekend

They say a week is a long time in Football.

This is so because within those seven days, so much can change. Players can be injured or suspended and form can be lost, seemingly, in an instant.

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FFA unlikely to strike gold with China

During the Gold Rush in the 1850’s, many Chinese people made the long journey to Melbourne and struck it rich on the goldfields.

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Gates open for Asian players in China

Asian Football Feast’s Chinese correspondent Zhang Bin looks at the increase in Asian players plying their trade in the Chinese Super League.

Ever since the AFC applied the “3+1″ rule in 2009, it has started a trend of Asian players moving amongst the various Asian leagues.

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Setanta confirms J. League schedule for April

Setanta Sports, the official broadcaster of the J. League in Australia, has confirmed the games they will broadcast in April once the J. League resumes later this month. Read more

All eyes on the crowd in Korea

Asian Football Feast’s Korean correspondent, Seungmin Lee, takes a look at one of the major talking points out of the first few weeks of the K-League season - the crowds.

If you asked for a perspective of this season to any K-League fan before March, most of them surely would have answered that it is nothing special.

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Football leads the recovery effort in Japan

The banner on the half way said it all – Football Saves Japan.

It might be a little strong to say that Football has “saved” Japan, but Football is playing a leading role in the recovery effort currently underway in Japan. Read more