The Asian football column

Duplicate leagues in Thailand and a real Asian final

October 29, 2009
By Matthias Krug
This column on Asian football goes to a corner of the continent it has never visited before - to exotic Thailand and its re-vitalised football scene, before heading over a short stretch of sea to Japan, where the final of the Asian Champions League will be played on November 7.

Unfortunately, though, for Japanese fans there will be no home team represented in Tokyo after Nagoya Grampus received a comprehensive 8-3 aggregate thumping at the hands of impressive Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad. ...

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