After a couple of years of inactivity due to Covid, Football Asia are happy to be back up and running. Our first event since before Covid and the travel restrictions was in December of 2022. The first year of our elite 11 aside tournament, the Siam Cup was a huge success as we bought some of the best youth teams from Singapore and Thailand together for a 3 day tournament. The ethos of the Siam Cup
The Metphone Cambodian League, which is the top league in Cambodia has just completed the first leg. Due to the Coronavirus there is less time to complete the league than previously planned. In the first leg all the teams in the league played each other once and this was meant to be the case in the second leg as well. However, due to time restrictions the 13 teams have now been split into two groups.
The Coronavirus has not been nearly as damaging in Southeast Asia as it has in other parts of the world. Vietnam and Cambodia have not had a single death reported so far. With that in mind you’d expect the effects on football to be less than the effect, leagues in other parts of the world have suffered. Most leagues in Europe have finished now or are nearly finished
2020 is the last year of the sponsorship agreement between True Vision and the FA Thailand for the rights to broadcast Thai football. For Thai football it was a bit of a worry as clubs rely on the money they get from TV sponsorship. It was the job of the FA Thailand to find a new sponsor or to renegotiate with True. With the money in Thai football already on the decline
Liverpool FC have a massive fan base in Southeast Asia and are the most popular team in Thailand. The fans have been starved of success for quite a long time until Jergen Klopp came along to help establish the club as premier league champions in 2020. During the 2013/14 season under Brendan Rodgers Liverpool were in 1st place with three games to go
BG Pathum United FC, formally known as Bangkok Glass FC have been spending big upon their return to T1. In 2018 Bangkok Glass FC were relegated from T1 to T2 to the shock of everyone in Thai football. Traditionally one of the biggest clubs in Thailand with a great stadium and financially backed by one of the richest families in Thailand. They always finished in the top half
Mamadou Fofana from France had been playing football in the lower leagues of France and England for a number of years. In 2018 he made the decision that he wanted to play in Asia before his career finished. As he had just turned 30 it was now or never and he got in touch with us at Football Asia through LinkedIn. He ended up signing for a team in the Oman
Football has returned but fans haven't as games are being played behind closed doors. The K League has been back for a few weeks now and the Bundesliga has just had its second weekend of football. As great as it has been to watch live football on TV there's something missing, FANS. The games just aren't the same without having fans watching in the stadiums.
Football has become a worldwide phenomenon and the most popular sport in the world. Therefore, the target of becoming a football player has become a popular choice even though it’s extremely hard to achieve. The journey to try to make it as a professional football player is one that many attempt, wanting to follow in the footpaths of their favourite football players.
Football Asia brings you a round up of some of the football leagues in Asia with regards to when football will be returning. The world has been starved of live football at a time when people all over the world are spending more time at home and more time watching TV. Football fans are desperate for leagues to resume so they can get their fix of live games on TV