5:50 pm March 2, 2015 | No Comment
Tokyo. A November start to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would cause severe disruption to Japan’s domestic football schedule, the head of the J-League told AFP on Monday. A FIFA taskforce has recommended the controversial tournament take place in November and December to avoid the scorching summer heat in the Gulf state, a proposal […]
8:00 am March 2, 2015 | No Comment
It may not know it yet but Indonesian football stands at the dawn of a new era. Recent years have seen local government withdraw funds from the game, while legislation has cut off vital funding from tobacco sponsorship. The recent decision to postpone the start of the 2015 Indonesia Super League season came in part […]
4:33 pm February 27, 2015 | No Comment
China's footballing stars of the future need to start being trained from birth, the government said on Friday as President Xi Jinping signed off on a new plan to boost the country's much-maligned efforts at the sport.
4:21 pm February 27, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Efforts to settle a dispute between two national sports administrators reverted back to square one after the Indonesian Olympic Committee refused to sign a Sports Ministry agreement with the Indonesian National Sports Committee. “After carefully going through the draft agreement, we discovered several points that failed to meet our expectations,” said Indonesian Olympic Committee […]
12:19 pm February 27, 2015 | No Comment
New Zealand were "in awe" of Michael Clarke's leadership during the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death and his inclusion for Saturday's World Cup blockbuster can only strengthen Australia, captain Brendon McCullum has said.
2:57 pm February 26, 2015 | No Comment
Samiullah Shenwari produced a brilliant rearguard action to guide Afghanistan to their first World Cup victory with a dramatic one-wicket win over Scotland in their Pool A clash in Dunedin on Thursday.
8:00 am February 26, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Qualifying for badminton in next year’s Olympics won’t start until May, but Indonesian shuttlers are hoping to get a head start as they prepare to take on the world’s best at the All England Superseries Premier, the oldest competition in the sport. The All England, scheduled from March 3 to 8, kicks off this […]
7:30 am February 26, 2015 | No Comment
Bandung. Persib Bandung bolted off to a flying start in the Asian Football Confederation Cup with a 4-1 win at home to New Radiant of the Maldives on Wednesday. Achmad Jufriyanto, Konate Makan and Atep each scored in the first half of the match at Bandung’s Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, before Ali Ashadh drew back […]
4:38 pm February 25, 2015 | No Comment
If Barcelona fail to secure their eighth consecutive Champions League quarter-final appearance, Lionel Messi's failed penalty at Manchester City on Tuesday could well prove their "what if" moment.
12:22 pm February 25, 2015 | No Comment
A hostile crowd buoyed by New Zealand's perfect start to the World Cup is set to turn Eden Park into a bear pit for visiting Australia on Saturday, but all-rounder Shane Watson is "excited" by the prospect of a rancorous reception.
9:00 am February 25, 2015 | No Comment
Bandung. After falling short in the AFC Champions League playoff, Persib Bandung will try to get a redemption when it plays Maldives champion New Radiant SC in the AFC Cup opener at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung, West Java, today. Playing with only two foreign assets, the Bandung side lost to Vietnam’s Hanoi T&T […]
8:30 am February 25, 2015 | No Comment
With domestic football put on hold following the decision by the Sports Minister to delay the Indonesia Super League on administrative grounds, it is nice to focus on the beautiful game with champions Persib Bandung set to begin their AFC Cup adventure with a home tie against New Radiant from the Maldives today. Persib’s 4-0 […]
8:00 am February 25, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. After delaying the Indonesian Super League launch, league administrators announced on Monday evening the domestic league will kick off April 4. The decision was made during intensive talks with the ministry of youth and sports and the Indonesian Professional Sports Council, or BOPI. Joko Driyono, chief executive of Liga Indonesia told reporters it was […]
7:44 am February 25, 2015 | No Comment
Scotland and Afghanistan are each targeting a first-ever Cricket World Cup victory when they meet in Dunedin on Thursday.
7:59 pm February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Philippine basketball authorities have sacked and fined an American import for ridiculing national boxing hero Manny Pacquiao’s quest to become a professional basketballer.
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