The view from Asia

Asia should follow Africa's lead

January 27, 2012
By John Duerden
(Archive)
When it comes to continental championships, the European version reigns supreme. Euro 2012 action will be on televisions, newspapers, websites, phones and tablets all over the world. Copa America comes next with its heavyweights of Brazil and Argentina. Then, third on the podium, stands the African Nations Cup. Asia should be wondering why.

How can it be that this tournament (currently underway) receives many times more international coverage than the Asian Cup did this time last year? ...

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