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Iniesta's Kobe takes on Yokohama in Asian Champions League

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Andres Iniesta never really had to juggle the demands of continental competition and the struggle to avoid domestic relegation while he was winning four Champions League titl...

One of Asia's fiercest soccer rivalries has become one-sided

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An Asian soccer rivalry unlike no other is starting to become one-sided. South Korea has defeated Japan 42 times and lost just 16 matches. But Japan has won...

With a record 6 teams, Asia resets goals for World Cup

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Australia’s win over Peru in the intercontinental playoffs this week guaranteed an unprecedented six teams from the Asian confederation at the World Cup, giving the continent...

Peru, Australia ready to playoff for a World Cup spot

This time, it’ll be one or the other. Australia and Peru, which both qualified for the last World Cup via intercontinental playoffs, are ready to play off for a spot in Qatar when soccer’s marquee tou...

Australia, UAE to play off for a spot in a World Cup playoff

For Australia, it’s a last-ditch double-shot for a place at a fifth straight World Cup. For the United Arab Emirates, it’s a chance to get one match closer to a first World Cup appearance since its de...

Another Chinese Super League setback as Chongqing withdraws

Unable to pay players and staff, Chongqing Liangjiang withdrew from the Chinese Super League just over a week before the start of delayed season in yet another setback for the domestic soccer scene. ...

South Korea, Japan to take on Brazil; Iran slow off the mark

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While Japan and South Korea will start fine-tuning for the World Cup with high-profile warm-ups against Brazil next month, there are concerns in Iran that Asia’s top-ranked t...

SEA teams upstage Korean clubs in Asian Champions League

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lion City Sailors set the tone as clubs from Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia combined to give southeast Asia its best ever day in the continental championship with group-sta...

Star players take their games west in Asian Champions League

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For much of the last decade, famous players such as James Rodriguez, Odion Ighalo and Santo Cazorla would have been expected to be playing in the Asian Champions League for c...

South Korea, Iran set to qualify for soccer World Cup

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asia could confirm its first participants in the World Cup — along with host Qatar — on Thursday with Iran and South Korea both within reach of securing their places. ...

Economic reality casts uncertain future for Chinese SL

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The news last February that defending Chinese Super League champion Jiangsu FC was ceasing operations set the tone for a depressing year for soccer in the world’s most populo...

Australia looks to reignite WCup campaign against China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Australia is hoping to get its World Cup qualification campaign back on Tuesday in Sharjah with a win that would almost certainly end China’s slim hopes of returning to the M...

Pressure mounting on Japan in WCup qualifier vs. Australia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With two defeats out of three games already in World Cup qualification, Japan needs to beat Australia on Tuesday in Saitama or face the genuine prospect of missing out on the...

Japan's World Cup hopes in danger after loss to Saudi Arabia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan surprisingly lost 1-0 to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to leave its chances of a seventh successive World Cup appearance hanging in the balance. Japan has...

Japan focusing on World Cup qualifiers vs Saudis, Australia

An upset loss to Oman and a narrow win over China have sharpened Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu’s focus ahead of back-to-back World Cup qualifying games against Saudi Arabia and Australia. ...