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Asian Champions League announces pandemic-affected schedule

SEOUL (AP) — Asia’s top club soccer tournament announced changes Monday to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic for a second straight season. The expanded 40-team Asian Champions League...

Fowler takes Indian soccer to new levels -- of publicity

Robbie Fowler is doing his best to keep his name and the sport of soccer in the news in cricket-mad India. The legendary striker for Liverpool and former England international has ma...

Chinese Super League set to lose some of its overseas luster

Slaven Bilic's appointment as head coach of Beijing Guoan this week might be the exception rather than the rule when it comes to big-name soccer talent heading to China after Chinese Super League auth...

Asian Champions League: finally a final, Ulsan vs Persepolis

The longest Asian Champions League tournament in history ends on Saturday — more than 11 months after the first ball was kicked — when Ulsan Horang-i of South Korea meets Iran’s Persepolis in Doha, Qa...

8 months after stoppage, Asian Champions League East resumes

More than eight months since the Asian Champions League was suspended due to the coronavirus, the eastern zone finally resumes on Sunday with teams from Japan, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and Chi...

Expectations rise as Son reports for duty with South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Son Heung-min reports for national team duty for South Korea this week for the first time in 2020 as perhaps one of the hottest properties in the English Premier League. ...

Concerns grow over timing of Asian Champions League

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — There are growing concerns as to whether the eastern zone of the AFC Champions League can be completed in the face of travel restrictions in the region. Six...

South Korean striker Lee to retire from K-League at age 41

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Veteran striker Lee Dong-gook finally called time on his record-breaking career on Monday at the age of 41. The Jeonbuk Motors forward announced via social ...

Back in the bubble, Chinese Super League into playoff stages

When Odil Ahmedov left Shanghai SIPG to join fellow Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda in August, the midfielder didn’t have to travel anywhere to meet his new coach and colleagues. ...

Asian nations ready to ease back into international football

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tottenham star Son Heung-min isn't required for the South Korean national team's return from a COVID-19 enforced hiatus, so he can focus on the Premier League. ...

Asian Champions League: Virus-hit Al-Hilal set to advance

Despite missing 10 players due to the coronavirus, Asian Champions League titleholder Al-Hilal is confident of advancing to the knockout stage on Sunday. The team from Riyadh remaine...

Asian Champions League set to restart after 6-month delay

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the decision was made in 2013 to split the Asian Champions League into east and west geographic zones, it was unthinkable that a team from one half of the continent coul...

South Korean leagues take stock amid COVID spike

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea may have been way ahead of the international curve in getting sport back to some semblance of normality but instead of near-full stadiums watching the end of base...

8-month wait almost over for resumption of Chinese soccer

An eight-month wait for the new Chinese Super League to start is nearly over, a delay nearly as long as it takes to play a regular season. And July 25 can't come soon enough for the players and coache...

FC Seoul faces sanctions after putting sex dolls in seats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean soccer club is facing penalties, including expulsion from its own stadium, for putting sex dolls in empty seats during a match last weekend. ...