Monthly archive - July 2011

Thailand scrape through

By Kitinan Sanguansak - AFF Thai correspondent

Having watched his charges squeezed into the third round of FIFA World Cup Qualifying with a 3-2 aggregate win over Palestine, Thailand’s German coach Winfried Schaefer already started considering his plan for the tougher task lying ahead.

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Iran do enough to get through

By Dara Zarandi

A lucklustre performance by the Iranians was enough to secure them a spot in the next round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

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Groundbreaking week in the A-League

By Alex Belperio

It has been a busy week in the Hyundai A-League with more new signings, transfers and the development of a revolutionary training centre.

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India face uphill battle against UAE

By Arunava Chaudhuri - AFF Indian correspondent

India go into the second-leg of their 2014 FIFA World Cup - Asian Round 2 home-and-away qualifier against the United Arab Emirates at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi tomorrow with a 0-3 deficit. The UAE were favoured to go through when we went into this tie, now it is even more likely with India having to score at least three goals to get into extra-time and if they concede it is nearly over.

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Thailand to face big test

By Kitinan Sanguansak - AFF Thai correspondent

Thailand’s World Cup aspirations will be put to stiff test when coach Winfried Schaefer’s men try to protect a slender advantage in the decisive leg of their second round FIFA World Cup qualifying tie against Palestine today.

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Setanta confirms J. League schedule for August

Setanta Sports Australia has confirmed their J. League schedule for the month of August, and it is another feast for fans of the Japanese games with five games to be shown.

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D-Day for Malaysia

By Chee Seong - AFF Singapore correspondent

At the end of 90 minutes at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, we’ll likely see a winner going through to the third round of 2014 World Cup Qualifying, unless we see another scoreline to that produced last Saturday.

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Asians Abroad - July 21-26

With a handful of European leagues already back in action, and with some continuing, there were quite a few players who saw action over the weekend, with four players getting on the scoresheet.

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Message from John Duerden

John Duerden is one of, if not the best football journalist in Asia. Having resided in East Asia for more than 10 years, currently calling Seoul his home, he has written on and seen almost everything there is to see in Asian football.

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Winners and losers from IPL transfer season

By Nicholas Barkley

With the transfer period finished in the Iranian Pro League (IPL), let’s take a look at who came out the winners and losers of the Iranian silly season:

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