Monthly archive - September 2011

Living the dream

Living the dream

By Paul Williams

A career in Europe was something Lee Yong-jae dreamed about as a kid, and now the FC Nantes striker gets to live it every day. The young star recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Asian Football Feast.

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Giants slip up in Hong Kong

By Yick Hong Lam - AFF Hong Kong correspondent

The new Hong Kong football season started on the weekend of September 9-11, with surprise defeats for some of the big teams.

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Kiyotake to follow in Kagawa’s footsteps

By Matt Kenny

Last season was a landmark one for Japanese football as Atsuto Uchida became the first player from the Land of the Rising Sun to play in the semi-finals of the Champions League, as he started both legs of Schalke’s eventual battering by Manchester United.

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Worawi denies claims

By Kitinan Sanguansak - AFF Thai correspondent

FIFA executive and member of the ruling Pheu Thai Party, Worawi Makudi, swore innocence over claims that development grants from the world football governing body had been spent on building facilities on a plot owned by him.

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Expectations rising through sadness

By Daisuke Matsuura

The sudden loss of Mr. Sanada, Ex-Shimizu S-Pulse goal keeper, was the biggest news from last week for Shimizu S-Pulse.

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Asians Abroad – September 10-13

Asians Abroad - September 10-13

It was a productive week for Asian players across Europe, as a handful scored vital goals for their clubs as the the season starts to get into full swing.

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Wehdat continue Jordanian success

By Bassil Mikdadi - AFF Jordanian correspondent

It was billed as a rematch of the September 2nd World Cup Qualifier between Jordan and Iraq. In the end though, it was a far cry from the evenly matched affair that was played in Arbil.

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Asia’s top 8 continue their tilt for ACL title

By Matthew Collard and Steven Chang

September 14th sees the last eight sides clash in the first leg of the Quarter-Finals stage of the Asian Champions League 2011.

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V-League to undergo makeover

By Paul Williams

The V-League, the top flight of football in Vietnam, will undergo a revamp by 2015 to ensure all clubs are operating as profitable, professional businesses to meet strict AFC criteria.

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Bahrain and Indonesia - a study in contrasts

By Ben Schultz

In the 2004 Asian Cup the Golden Boot was won by Bahraini star A’ala Hubail. The part-time footballer and full-time paramedic has long been the star of a team that has consistently punched above its weight.

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