Passion, loyalty and bloodshed: Inside Asian football's biggest rivalries

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?

We spoke to our team of expert contributors from across the continent and asked them to nominate their biggest rivalries so we could come up with our final list.

Of course, there are so many more we could add from any number of Asian countries, but this is our starting point.

We explored rivalries between clubs and countries, plus added some additional feature content, including why Singapore didn't make this inaugural list.

Keep checking back to this hub page each day as we add more terrific content.

The clubs:

Persib vs Persija is as fierce as any rivalry worldwide

The countries:

Additional features:

So who did we miss out? Who should make the grade next time? Join the conversation using the hashtag #FFTRIVALRIES on our Facebook and Twitter pages.