Soccer

Asia takes first steps on road to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Apr 17, 2019

The first steps on the road to the next World Cup were taken on Wednesday when the Asian Football Confederation held a draw for the first round of qualifying for Qatar 2022

Fellaini scores to help Shandong Luneng win in Asia

Apr 9, 2019

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini scored to help Chinese club Shandong Luneng beat Malaysian champion Johor Darul Ta'zim 2-1 in the Asian Champions League

Head of Asian soccer running unopposed for new term

Apr 5, 2019

Head of Asian soccer running unopposed for new term

China requires naturalized players to learn party history

Mar 31, 2019

Want to play football as a naturalized Chinese citizen

Nagoya beats Sapporo 4-0 to take over top spot in J-League

Mar 30, 2019

Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Xavier scored two goals as Nagoya Grampus beat Consadole Sapporo 4-0 to move into first place in the J-League

Exiled Thai leader is father of the bride ahead of election

Mar 23, 2019

Thailand's exiled former prime minister has hosted a wedding reception in Hong Kong for his youngest daughter as he waits to see if voters in his homeland are still fans of his politics

Falcao gives Colombia win in Japan, SKorea beats Bolivia

Mar 22, 2019

Colombia beat Japan 1-0 in Yokohama and South Korea beat Bolivia 1-0 in Ulsan in friendlies

Son calls for patience as Koreans turn to youth for 2022

Mar 20, 2019

The pressure is on in Asia as attention turns to qualification for the 2022 World Cup, but the continent's biggest star Son Heung-min has called for patience from South Korean fans

Ito, Leandro lead Kashima to win over Sapporo in J-League

Mar 17, 2019

Sho Ito scored twice and Brazilian midfielder Leandro added another as Kashima Antlers beat Consadole Sapporo 3-1 in the J-League

Ulsan, Kawasaki earn 1-0 wins in Asian Champions League

Mar 13, 2019

One Brazilian missed his best chance for a goal, and another Brazilian punished him for it