Monthly archive - January 2012

Thai preparations thrown into chaos

By Kitinan Sanguansak - AFF Thai correspondent

With exactly a month to go until Thailand’s decisive World Cup qualifier against Oman, the burning question is how well the Thais will prepare for their final Group D match in Muscat on February 29.

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Asians Abroad - January 21-23

With the Bundesliga and Eredivisie returning to action from their winter break, more Asian players returned to action with two, Japan’s Mike Havenaar and Hiroshi Ibusuki, making their Eredivisie and La Liga debuts.

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Asians Abroad - January 14-16

With some leagues across Europe returning from their winter breaks it signaled the return to club football for a number of Asian players.

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Sawa caps stellar year

By Tiago Bontempo

After a five-year reign, Brazilian forward Marta had to yield the world’s best player crown. For the first time ever, the “queen of football” is Japanese. And you cannot say Homare Sawa isn’t deserving.

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Football brings harmony to war torn Afghanistan

By Edrees Mayar - AFF Afghan correspondent

Afghanistan recently participated in the SAFF Championships 2011, a bi-annual tournament consisting of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Maldives.

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Thai fans still dream of a player abroad

By Kitinan Sanguansak - AFF Thai correspondent

Another year has gone and it appears people’s dreams of seeing a Thai player strut his stuff in one of the world’s top-class leagues look just as far away as it has ever been.

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