Takefusa Kubo is ready to take Olympics by storm after leading Japan to opening victory
After his match-winning contribution in Japan's 1-0 win over South Africa, Takefusa Kubo looks ready to shine on the Olympic stage.
Guangzhou, Beijing ACL thrashings amplify Chinese football's youth malaise
The woeful displays from Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou in AFC Champions League 2021 hint at bigger problems for Chinese football.
Vietnam get Japan, Australia; heavyweights Korea Republic, Iran to face off
Vietnam will face three heavyweights - Japan, Australia and Saudi Arabia - in the final round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup.
Women's Asian Cup qualifying groups announced
The stage is set for AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification, with the groups announced ahead of play beginning in September.
Time for Vietnam's golden generation to deliver on the big stage
Vietnam's current side is regarded as the nation's "golden generation" and could be its best shot at qualifying for its first-ever FIFA World Cup.
Will Safawi Rasid shine in absence of rival Nguyen Quang Hai?
Safawi Rasid and Nguyen Quang Hai are born just 36 days apart, and they could decide who emerges triumphant in the upcoming Vietnam-Malaysia clash.