AS Europe’s international teams close in on the final stages of the 2020 European Championship, the shadow of the European Super League mutiny refuses to disperse. The contribution to Europe’s football strength is underlined in the surviving squads in the … Continue reading The Asian dream may remain elusive for Europe’s corporate clubs
CHINA’s dream of hosting and winning a World Cup looks a little forlorn at present, the national team has stalled and the Chinese Super League (CSL), once the destination for pension fund-building players and football mercenaries, is at something of … Continue reading China’s football faces a lengthy trek for credibility
ASIA is the world’s biggest football stadium, with half the world’s fanbase. The potential of the region is enormous, with a growing middle class and economies that can grow faster than many mature markets. In footballing terms, the game is … Continue reading How long until the Asian powerhouse flexes its muscles?
CHINESE football is in suspension at the moment and the future looks very uncertain as the Coronavirus grips the world. Indeed, China as a whole, along with its trade and international reputation, is certainly all under threat. Shanghai is China’s … Continue reading Soccer City: Shanghai – in the eye of the storm
THERE’S LITTLE doubt that China’s most high-profile and successful club is Ghangzhou Evergrande Taobao, who lifted their eighth Chinese Super League title at the start of December 2019. Ghangzhou are not only China’s most celebrated club, they are arguably the … Continue reading Another title, now Ghangzhou look ahead to the opportunity of 2021
THE FUTURE OF the Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League looks a little uncertain as the country’s governing bodies grapple with creating the optimal structure for the game in Asia’s third biggest economy. While the Indian Super League continues to … Continue reading Indian football at a tipping point