The view from Asia

Bad boys raise Asian profile

November 4, 2011
By John Duerden
'Al-Badd' is the succinct nickname that has been given to 2011 Asian Champions League finalists Al Sadd by the Korean media. That reputation is going to give the game against South Korea's Jeonbuk Motors on Saturday an extra edge. If you were writing about the European final, you would probably add 'as if one were needed for a game of such magnitude' to that sentence, but in Asia, it probably is.

The emergence of a villain is welcome for a tournament that is trying to raise its profile ...

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