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28 April 2016
Here it is, FourFourTwo’s second annual Asia 50, a comprehensive list of the greatest Asian footballers currently performing on some of the biggest stages around the globe.
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28 March 2017
Shinji Kagawa, Shinji Okazaki, Yuya Kubo and Maya Yoshida were all on target as Japan routed Thailand 4-0 in the AFC World Cup qualifiers.
28 March 2017
In the second installment in our series on the biggest rivalries in Asia, Japan-based Australian Scott McIntyre and his Singapore-based compatriot James Dampney debate the fairly recent rivalry that has emerged between Japan's Samurai Blue and the Socceroos.
28 March 2017
Football fans are the nucleus of the world game. They keep their clubs afloat and help drive their national teams to greater heights. Of course they also have their rivals, geographically and historically. So which are the biggest in this part of the world?
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23 March 2017
Yuya Kubo and Yasuyuki Konno struck for Japan as they moved back into automatic contention for World Cup qualification by beating UAE.
22 February 2017
Sometimes footballers can have a tendency to lean on the comforts of home and remain in their local professional leagues. But, as Paul Williams reports, there are many benefits our 20 Under-20 can realise if they test themselves abroad...
10 February 2017
As Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) returned from their loss to Gamba Osaka in midweek to resume Malaysia Super League duties, they could be forgiven for questioning the point of it all.
8 February 2017
Facing a huge challenge in Japan, defence-oriented Johor Darul Ta'zim walked away with a respectable 3-0 defeat. But Scott McIntyre questions whether the Southern Tigers could have furthered their footballing development with a different approach...
24 January 2017
It’s never too late chase after your dreams, as 45-year-old Shinya Yamamoto will tell you… 
10 January 2017
As Malaysian football deals with clubs threatening to pull out of the premier competition seemingly on a weekly basis, and the S-League still hasn’t announced a starting date for 2017, it’s worth looking north for an example of how football should be run at all levels...

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