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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.
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...
18 November 2016
Like all major football tournaments, the AFF Suzuki Cup is an ideal opportunity for players to put themselves in the shop window for bigger moves abroad. Here we present eight contenders to do just that this month...
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15 November 2016
Hiroshi Kiyotake and Genki Haraguchi struck to keep Japan's World Cup hopes very much intact with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia.
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11 November 2016
Yuya Osako scored twice as Japan hit top gear against Oman in Kashima, running out 4-0 winners.
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11 October 2016
Japan held firm to take a creditable 1-1 draw away from Australia in the race for World Cup 2018 qualification.

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