Asia Rivalries

31 March 2017
When you think of powerhouse nations in Asia, the first names that likely spring to mind are these two. Their rivalry dates back generations and is about more than just football...
31 March 2017
This battle between two teams that share a 100,000-capacity stadium is considered the biggest and most brutally contested in all of Asia...
30 March 2017
Clashed between Indonesian club sides can be particularly heated. None more so than this match-up of two rivals that dates back more than 85 years.
30 March 2017
Rivalries and derbies are the lifeblood of football the world over and it’s no different in Asia, which has some of the most fiercely contested rivalries anywhere on the planet. 
30 March 2017
This is another one of our rivalries that has only really escalated in recent years, since JDT's reincarnation as the Southern Tigers. But it sure isn't lacking any intensity...
29 March 2017
Most would agree that the biggest club game in the world of football is El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. But how does it compare with what is generally regarded as Asia’s biggest clash – the Tehran Derby?
29 March 2017
For well over half a century now, Indonesia and Malaysia have enjoyed one of the fiercest rivalries in world football. FourFourTwo's chief editorial representatives in each country gave us their thoughts...
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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