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
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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 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
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.
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.
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
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,
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'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
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.
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,
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.
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
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