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.
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 Bandungâ€™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.
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 Vietnamâ€™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. Persibâ€™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 […]
6:42 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
Manchester. Emboldened by a year’s extra experience and given hope by contrasting weekend results, Manchester City goes in search of vengeance against Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday. Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate when the teams faced off at the same stage of last season’s competition and had won 11 games in […]
4:05 pm February 23, 2015 | No Comment
Real Madrid may have extended their lead over second-placed Barcelona at the top ofLa Liga to four points on Sunday but coach Carlo Ancelotti still expects the title to be decided on the final day of the campaign.
11:25 am February 22, 2015 | No Comment
Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Burnley as rivals Manchester City thrashed Newcastle United 5-0 to leave Jose Mourinho smouldering with rage after the title race was injected with new life on Saturday.
8:00 am February 21, 2015 | 4 Comments
Jakarta. World football governing body FIFA has expressed concern over the Indonesian sports ministerâ€™s decision to delay the start of the countryâ€™s top-flight league, hinting that it constituted meddling. In a letter dated Thursday and signed by secretary general Jerome Valcke, FIFA said it had always made clear that the Indonesian Football Association, or PSSI, […]
3:22 pm February 20, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. The future of Indonesian Super League looks bleak after Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi announced a delay to the start of the 2015 ISL season because of administrative problems, including the perennial one of clubs failing to resolve payment disputes with players and staff. Imam said on Wednesday that the start of the competition would […]