Koreans win compensation for Ronaldo no-show; more to come

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Compensation awarded to two South Korean fans for the cost of tickets and for so-called “mental anguish” because Cristiano Ronaldo didn't play in a pre-season exhibition in S...

Chinese soccer missing targets on its 2020 Action Plan.

Barely weeks into the near year, Chinese soccer’s “2020 Action Plan” is in tatters after another international tournament failure that ended with players leaving the field in tears after losing all th...

Pim Verbeek, ex-coach of South Korea and Australia, dies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pim Verbeek, the Dutchman who coached South Korea and Australia, has died at the age of 63. Verbeek, who played for Sparta Rotterdam, died on Thursday after...

Son reports for World Cup duty for South Korea in fine form

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It has been a roller-coaster month so far for Son Heung-min but the Tottenham Hotspur forward reports for World Cup qualification duty against Lebanon in good form as South K...

Al Hilal facing history as well as Urawa in Asian final

Al Hilal is not just facing Japan's Urawa Reds in the first leg of Asian Champions League final on Saturday in Riyadh. The Saudi Arabian club also has to overcome the dominance of teams from east Asia...

Rugby World Cup's Asian legacy hinges on representation

Rugby fever may have swept Japan during the seven weeks it hosted the World Cup but if the success of the tournament is to have a lasting effect around Asia, the rest of the continent is going to need...

Tottenham star Son set for 'Korean Derby' in Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Son Heung-min may be the biggest soccer name in South Korea and across Asia but the Tottenham forward's fame struggles to penetrate North Korea. As the two neighbors meet in ...

Uncertainty over South Korea's World Cup visit to Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's soccer association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground. ...

Mongolia awaits star players in 2022 World Cup qualifying

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — European glamor teams such as Manchester United and Real Madrid do not visit Mongolia on lucrative preseason tours, but this oft-forgotten Asian soccer outpost is about to...

Fans wonder how much is too much for Son to play for Korea

Son Heung-min has played a lot of soccer over the last 12 months, with minutes on the field seemingly outranked only by air miles. It has some South Koreans wondering how much is too...

Early start to WCup qualifying for weaker Asian soccer sides

Asian soccer lesser-lights such as Mongolia and Pakistan are just 90 minutes away from a rare taste of the big time that could even include a match against the continent's most famous player, Son Heun...

Marcello Lippi returns for second stint as China head coach

Marcello Lippi is set to return for a second stint in charge of China's national team as the country targets a place at the 2022 World Cup. The Chinese Football Association announced...

Shanghai draw at Kawasaki to stay in Asian CL playoffs hunt

Shanghai SIPG stayed on track for the Asian Champions League playoffs at the expense of J-League titleholder Kawasaki Frontale after a comeback 2-2 draw on Tuesday. The point meant S...

China FA silent on prospects of Lippi replacing Cannavaro

The Chinese Football Association is staying silent over speculation that Marcello Lippi could make a surprise return to take over the national team job after Fabio Cannavaro quit this week. ...

Shukurov wants China to go easy on player who broke his leg

Uzbekistan international Otabek Shukurov has asked for reduction of a suspension handed to a Chinese opponent who broke his leg in a game. Shukurov suffered the injury when he was ta...