The view from Asia

Time for Australia to embrace Asia

April 14, 2013
By John Duerden
"We're not used to this!" said Brett Emerton as Australia arrived in Bangkok for the 2007 Asian Cup. Fans and journalists swamped the players at the airport; it was the full rock star treatment. Everywhere you looked was a familiar face. Harry Kewell was with Thailand's beloved Liverpool, Mark Viduka had scored goals against some of Europe's best clubs, Everton's Tim Cahill had been one of the best performers at the World Cup the previous year, Mark Schwarzer, Emerton and Lucas Neill were English ...

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