WITH the forthcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League final between Jeonbok Hyundai Motors and Al-Ain on the horizon, football in the world’s most densely populated continent comes under the microscope. Since 2008, the global economy has been buoyed by the upward trajectory of Asia, with China and India both growing at a rapid rate. Recent concerns have focused on the sustainability of economies that may be entering bubble territory, with manic real estate construction being one of the areas of anxiety. Indeed, the volatility in the global economy over the past year or so has been partly driven by fears that China, for example, will slow so much that it will derail the financial markets. “An accident waiting to happen,” is how more…