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Will EPL tourists show solidarity with suffering Indonesian footballers?

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In July, three score of the world's highest paid footballers will visit Indonesia to play off-season friendlies. Their three EPL clubs - Arsenal (14/7), Liverpool (20/7) and Chelsea (25/7) - will earn, and depart with, millions of consumer and sports marketing dollars. Meanwhile, players in Indonesian football, local and foreign, are denied payment of salaries, suffer unfair dismissal, and left

Asian Football discussion and networking group now on LinkedIn

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You are kindly invited to participate in the‘ASIAN FOOTBALL' discussion and networking groupfor professionals engaged in the sport within the Asian Football Confederation. Please click through toLinkedIn Groupsfor immediate attention. Other freely available ASIAN FOOTBALL news and commentary services include: Twitter FOOTBALL UpdatesandAsian Football Business Daily.

AFC plans April presidency election to resolve vacancy caused by Bin Hammam suspension

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The Asian Football Confederation plans to elect a president next April to end theuncertainin football's Asian body following the suspension of Mohamed bin Hammam on corruption charges in May 2011. In a statement released after its executive committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, the AFC, said the election would be subject to the advice of its LegalCommittee.

South Korea's Park convicted of misbehaviour

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South Korea's Park Jong-woo has been barred for two games by the world football body FIFA and fined 3,500 Swiss francs ($3,783) after displayed a political message that inflamed a diplomatic row with Japan at the London Olympic football tournament. The FIFA disciplinary panel ruled he violated rules "article 57 of the FIFA disciplinary code (offensive behaviour and fair play) and article 18

Jakarta plans international football stadium

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Seven years after the Indonesian capital province (DKI) destroyed the home ground of its leading football club, the 85-years-old Persija, to create the Menteng inner-city park, an allocation of US$110 million has been made to build an iconic stadium for the club in north Jakarta. The 2-year project will create a FIFA-standard international venue with a capacity of 50,000 spectators.

Key Australian executives added to AFC Asian Cup 2015 LOC

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Football Federation Australia is "ramping up" preparations for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 with the appointment of new members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC). The tournament is the pinnacle event of the 46 nation Asian Football Confederation, the largest affiliated continental constituent of the world football body, FIFA.

Television pundit to link Blackburn Rovers to Asian youth development

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Shebby Singh, former Malaysian defender and current football pundit on ESPN-Star, has accepted the position of Head - Football Development India/Asia at English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers. Back in June, he praised Indian firm Venky's take-over of Blackburn as fundamentally different from other recent changes in EPL club ownership, thanks to their plans of launching an academy and a

US survey findings: Companies that sponsor outperform those that don't

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According to a new survey, companies that invest in sponsorship outperform those that don't and companies that spend at above average rates on sponsorship ('super sponsors') also outperform those that spend at below average rates. The survey, led by Professor Jonathan A. Jensen of Columbia College Chicago and published by the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, analysed 50

Top level discussions reported on possible expulsion of a K-League club

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Sangmu Phoenix, the South Korean military football club playing in the country's professional K-League, could be expelled or relegated to a proposed new second division because of the ongoing match-fixing scandal plaguing the the Korea Football Association. The team's coach was arrested this week for allegedly accepting money from the parents of a player to keep quiet about their son's role in

Taiwan beats Malaysia, appoints new coach and is offered FIFA development funds

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Taiwan's national football team has been invited to play a friendly against Singapore on 18 July, following its impressive 3-2 defeat of Malaysia in a recent 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Although Taiwan failed to advance to the second round due to insufficient aggregate goals, new coach Lee Tae Ho, a retired South Korean national footballer, said the enthusiasm shown by the more than 15,000

EPL's Reds hoping to spark Liverpool-mania amongst the young Chinese middle-class

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England's Liverpool Echo imagined what sort of mania home town music heroes, The Beatles, could have generated in the China of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to describe the fan interest that Liverpool Football Club enjoyed during its recent exhibition game against Sunray Cave FC in the southern Chinese city of Guangdong.

Malaysia and Singapore to insert youth teams in each other's competitions

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A four-year  partnership agreement between the Football Association of Singapore and the Football Association of Malaysia will see an exchange of youth-based clubs in their respective domestic leagues and cup tournaments from 2012. Singapore will be represented in the Malaysian Super League, Malaysia Cup and FA Cup by the Singapore Lions, a team comprised of U-23 national players, five players

Indian state FA prepares to train 5,000 certified coach in next three years

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The Western India Football Association, in its centenary year, has embarked on a program of qualifying 5,000 AIFF (All India Football Federation) certified coaches in the next three years. "There are currently 30 districts affiliated to WIFA, with more than 2000 clubs, 1500 school teams and around 500 college teams playing the sport," SportzPower reported.

FIFA notes the election of new Indonesian FA (PSSI) President and Exco

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The world football body, FIFA, has acknowledged the elections of a new Executive Committee of the Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) on 9 July 2011 and the election of Djohar Arifin Husin as the new PSSI president. According to a statement published on the FIFA website, the "elective congress, observed by FIFA, AFC and AFF, was conducted in accordance with the PSSI statutes and the FIFA

Team China returns to television through CCTV

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The Chinese Football Association's National Team will return to the screens of China Central Television after the state-owned broadcaster signed a three-and-half year contract with the CFA's commercial partner, China Football Industry Development Company/World Sport Group. CCTV's engagement with CFA Team China will begin with the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying match against Laos in Kunming on