East Asian football has been left in shock after the 11th hour withdrawal of Zhang Jilong for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation, writes John Duerden.
John Duerden examines China's move to appoint David Beckham as an ambassador from a grassroots perspective.
John Duerden examines the recent demise of Japan as a continental force in club football.
John Duerden reveals the story behind Japan's love affair with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
John Duerden says that Asia's efforts with foreign coaches had their place, but now it is time to look in their own backyard.
Instead of pointing fingers, Europe should open their ears and learn from the history of match-fixing in Asia, writes John Duerden.
An emerging crop of talented youngsters will help the United Arab Emirates become a powerhouse in Asia, writes John Duerden.
A lack of big names, creativity and European success has made the Serie A less appealing in Asia, writes John Duerden.
John Duerden questions the wisdom of players moving from leagues in Asia to Scotland or the Championship.
John Duerden examines the history and geographic traits of Asian owners in Europe and their varying degrees of success.