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Chinese Whispers

Chinese Whispers

By Christopher Atkins (follow Christopher on twitter @china_football)

With the Chinese Super League season finished for 2012, it’s that time of year when rumour and innuendo abound as clubs look to strengthen and bolster their squads ahead of the next season.

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AFF Suzuki Cup Preview: Singapore

By Neo Chee Seong - AFF Singapore correspondent

After disappointing performances in the last two editions of ASEAN’s biggest football tournament, the Lions from Singapore are hoping that it will be third time lucky in the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup as they bid to capture their fourth ASEAN title – a feat which no team in the tournament have ever achieved.

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AFF Suzuki Cup Preview: Malaysia

By Keeshaanan Sundaresan - AFF Malaysian correspondent

Two years ago, Malaysian football looked destined to head towards another dark period in terms of support from fans as they succumbed to a shambolic 5-1 defeat on the opening day.

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Top 10 Japanese Foreigners: No. 9 - Amaral

By Ryan Steele (follow Ryan on twitter @Steelinho)

With just 9 days to go until the final day of the J. League season we continue our countdown of the Top 10 Foreigners in the Japanese football. Today we look at the player who has come in at number nine.

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AFF Suzuki Cup ready to dazzle

The AFF Suzuki Cup, South-East Asia’s leading tournament that biennially injects zest into the daily lives of millions, blasts off on Saturday (November 24) with eight teams vying to be crowned kings of Asean football.

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Top 10 Japanese Foreigners: No. 10 - Emerson

By Ryan Steele (follow Ryan on twitter @Steelinho)

Japan is no longer a developing football nation; it’s established.

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AFF Suzuki Cup Preview: Thailand

By Kevin Watkin (follow Kevin on twitter @wellywolf)

Despite being considered a powerhouse in Southeast Asia, Thailand haven’t actually won the AFF Suzuki Cup (formerly Tiger Cup) since 2002.

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Nominees for top AFC Awards announced

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the nominees of its top four awards on Monday.

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JNews & Rumours

By Mario Kawata (follow Mario on twitter @MarioUrawa)

With just two games remaining in the J. League season the transfer news and rumours are heating up. With his eye across all the news, Mario brings you the latest news from the Land of the Rising Sun from this past week.

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Japan edge closer to Brazil 2014

Japan edge closer to Brazil 2014

By Anthony Yacoub (follow Anthony on twitter @TrickySFC)

Uzbekistan stunned hosts Iran 1-0 to move into the lead of Group A as Japan took a giant leap towards an early qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil after a 89th minute strike by Shinji Okazaki helped the Samurai Blue to a hard fought 2-1 win over Oman in Muscat in Group B.

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