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26 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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Here’s your chance to win a Japan national team jersey autographed by the the pride of Asia, Shinji Okazaki!  
6 May 2016
We've picked our 50 best Asian players for the past year, but out of that esteemed group, who would form our starting 11? It wasn't easy, but the writers at FourFourTwo finally settled on our Asian team of the year.
1 May 2016
The presence of Bundesliga representatives in FourFourTwo Asia 50 2016 is strong once again - something DFL Sports Enterprises chief representative Peter Lieble only expects to grow with time...
29 April 2016
Commencing his career with J-League club Shimizu S-Pulse as a teenager, Shinji Okazaki made two stops in the Bundesliga before arriving in Leicester City, just in time for their unlikely title charge. Today, he stands atop FourFourTwo's Asia 50 as the globe's pre-eminent Asian player and he joined us for a chat...
29 April 2016
Nick Ames reveals the clashes around the globe that are guaranteed to produce a fiery spectacle...
27 April 2016
Shinji Kagawa is revered as a superstar in his homeland of Japan and throughout Asia. But he doesn't always receive acclaim from the critics. So as part of this year's Asia 50 series, we asked two of our senior correspondents for their view... 
26 April 2016
It's time for the next 10 players in our countdown as we work our way towards No.1. In this section, we discover a Japanese veteran ageing with aplomb, an ambitious War Elephant and a host of European-based talents...
25 April 2016
Here we go – this is the start of FourFourTwo's countdown of the 50 greatest players from Asia over the past 12 months.
23 April 2016
Videogame developer EA Sports is currently putting the finishing touches to its team list for FIFA 17. Who’ll be added to the 650-strong sides included last year? Ben Wilson runs down the essential new (or returning) inclusions…

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