If Choudhury, who is of Bangladeshi descent, continues to develop — and recent evidence suggests that he will — then he could become the one who smashes the glass ceiling, the long-awaited star capable of inspiring the next generation. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Already a member?
The WFS Asia mobile APP allowes attendees to browse the Community member list, message fellow attendees, close meetings,learn more about them and close meetings during the Summit. An efficient face-to-face networking model that includes one-on-one focused conversations lasting just 4 minutes that will enable you to make many new professional contacts within the football industry. After the session, take time to reconnect with those who grabbed your attention and can become potential business partners or generate business opportunities.
British Asians are being excluded from professional soccer clubs because scouts will not come to watch them play in amateur clubs, research says. The British Sociological Association's annual conference in Newcastle heard today that scouts thought Asian players were only interested in non-contact sports such as cricket, or were physically weaker. Dan Kilvington, of Leeds Beckett University, told the conference that only 12 out of over 3, professional players in England and Wales are of Asian ethnicity, even though British Asians form 5 percent of the general population.
It was originally scheduled to be held in Jordan between 7 and 22 Aprilbut later was changed to 6 to 20 April Japan defeated Australia 1—0 in the final to win their second consecutive title. In the third-place match the same day, China defeated Thailand 3—1. The draw for the qualifiers was held on 21 January
There are significant funds pouring from Asia into European Football for both the Premier League and the ECL and only by creating a competition with similar allure will the money pouring out of our confederation find a home inside the AFC borders. Such a need to combat this is growing as Europe clearly has its eyes on more Asian cash if the proposed 39th round of the English Premier League is anything to judge by. The progress made from the significant changes to the Asian Champions League introduced this year is promising and the AFC has improved the standard of the competition and its marketability.
New Delhi: Few countries in the Continent have celebrated as many triumphs in the global game as India over the last five years. Working tirelessly to chart its roadmap for success, the AIFF had identified the creation of a more robust, progressive and expansive youth development system as one of the key pillars of its Strategic Plan. Turning its bold aspirations into reality, the AIFF partnered with the Asian Football Confederation AFC to review its youth systems and create a more comprehensive player compensation framework in
It is also a huge industry in which the famous clubs are global brands. As a global event WFS has already been held three times in Madrid. With more leagues and clubs focusing on Asia, Alessie says it was a natural move for the Summit to open an Asian chapter.
Especially for the Asian Cup Beyond the Ural Mountains, passion for football is as devouring as it is in Europe. Once the teams are out on the field, and the players ready to kick off the match, the supporters stand as one.
Japan had won in each of its four previous AFC Asian Cup finals, while Qatar were playing in their first, which they managed to reach without conceding a goal in the prior six matches. Qatar won the final 3—1 for their first AFC Asian Cup title, scoring twice in the first half and earning a late penalty in the second half. For Japan, this was their first defeat in an Asian Cup final.