Soccer

Australia praises Thai move on Saudi, concerned about player

Jan 11, 2019

Australia's foreign minister has praised Thailand for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player who remains in Thai detention

Thailand fires coach Rajevac after Asian Cup loss to India

Jan 7, 2019

The Football Association of Thailand has fired Milovan Rajevac as head coach after the national team's 4-1 opening loss to India at the Asian Cup

Vietnam beats Malaysia 1-0 to win AFF title

Dec 15, 2018

Vietnam beat Malaysia 1-0 Saturday in the second leg to win the ASEAN Football Federation championship 3-2 on aggregate

FIFA leader Infantino wins SE Asia support for re-election

Dec 15, 2018

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received another pledge of support in his campaign for re-election next year

Coach Moriyasu goes with youth in Japan squad for Asian Cup

Dec 13, 2018

Southampton's Maya Yoshida and Salzburg's Takumi Minamino have been included in a Japan squad that will be missing Shinji Okazaki and Shinji Kagawa at next month's Asian Cup

Thai court extends detention of refugee sought by Bahrain

Dec 11, 2018

A Thai court has ruled that a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain, the homeland he fled four years ago on account of alleged political persecution

Kashima Antlers beat Persepolis 2-0 in 1st leg of ACL final

Nov 3, 2018

Leo Silva and Serginho scored second half goals as Kashima Antlers beat Iran's Persepolis 2-0 in the first leg of the Asian Champions League final

Leicester City owner Vichai succeeded in soccer and business

Oct 29, 2018

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was known to Leicester City fans as a smiling, benevolent man and to the business world as the retail entrepreneur who grew Thailand's massive King Power duty free chain

Kashima reaches Asian Champions League final for 1st time

Oct 24, 2018

Serginho scored a late equalizer to send Kashima Antlers to the Asian Champions League final for the first time

South Korea vs. Japan: A classic in Asian Champions League

Oct 22, 2018

There's a classic showdown in the Asian Champions league semifinal: South Korea vs. Japan