Sport in Asia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28359/all en Soccer-Arsenal to play FIFA-threatened Indonesia in friendly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-arsenal-play-fifa-threatened-indonesia-friendly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - Premier League club Arsenal will play a pre-season friendly against the Indonesia national team in Jakarta despite FIFA's continued threat to ban the Southeast Asian team.</p> <p>The match would take place on July 14 at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Arsenal said on Tuesday, with the club also planning further fixtures in Asia as they continue their commercial push in the Premier League-obsessed region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-arsenal-play-fifa-threatened-indonesia-friendly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Sport in Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740865 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South Korea to meet Australia in East Asian Cup opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-south-korea-meet-australia-east-asian-cup-opener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 30 (Reuters) - Hosts South Korea will take on qualifiers Australia in the July 20 East Asian Cup opener after the tournament fixtures were announced on Wednesday. Asian champions Japan, coached by Alberto Zaccheroni, will play China the next day in the four-team round-robin tournament, the East Asian Football Federation said on its website (<a href="http://www.eaff.com" title="www.eaff.com">www.eaff.com</a>). The winners of the east Asian regional championship will pocket $250,000. Schedule: July 20: South Korea v Australia. July 21: Japan v China. July 24: South Korea v China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-south-korea-meet-australia-east-asian-cup-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Australia South Korea Sport in Asia Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:30:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741451 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-AFC probes Lebanon matchfixing report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-soccer-afc-probes-lebanon-matchfixing-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>* AFC opens investigation into Lebanese matchfixing</p> <p>* Defender denies claims</p> <p>Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation has told Reuters it is investigating a report of matchfixing in Lebanon, where 24 players have been sanctioned following allegations that international and regional games were rigged.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-soccer-afc-probes-lebanon-matchfixing-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Football Confederation Ramez Dayoub Sport in Asia Sport in Lebanon Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768175 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Uzbeks stun Japanese champs in Asian league http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-uzbeks-stun-japanese-champs-asian-league <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Uzbekistan's Bunyodkor provided the biggest upset of this year's fledgling AFC Champions League when they shocked J-League title-holders Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 away on Wednesday.</p> <p>Despite last year's run to the semi-finals the Uzbek cup-winners were considered underdogs against the Japanese champions, but a late goal in each half made them worthy winners in Hiroshima.</p> <p>Oleksandr Pyshur struck on the stroke of half-time to put the visitors ahead but it wasn't until the 86th minute that Bunyodkor could be sure of the win, when Fozil Musaev doubled their advantage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-uzbeks-stun-japanese-champs-asian-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFC Champions League FC Bunyodkor Sport in Asia AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:31:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768445 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Uzbeks stun Japanese champs in Asian league http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-uzbeks-stun-japanese-champs-asian-league-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Uzbekistan's Bunyodkor provided the biggest upset of this year's fledgling AFC Champions League when they shocked J-League title-holders Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 away on Wednesday.</p> <p>Despite last year's run to the semi-finals the Uzbek cup-winners were considered underdogs against the Japanese champions, but a late goal in each half made them worthy winners in Hiroshima.</p> <p>Oleksandr Pyshur struck on the stroke of half-time to put the visitors ahead but it wasn't until the 86th minute that Bunyodkor could be sure of the win, when Fozil Musaev doubled their advantage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-uzbeks-stun-japanese-champs-asian-league-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFC Champions League FC Bunyodkor Sport in Asia AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768479 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Soccer-AFC probes Lebanon matchfixing report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-3-soccer-afc-probes-lebanon-matchfixing-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* AFC opens investigation into Lebanese matchfixing</p> <p>* Defender denies claims (Adds Prince Ali quote)</p> <p>By Patrick Johnston</p> <p>Feb 27 (Reuters) - Asian soccer was left reeling from another matchfixing scandal on Wednesday, with the AFC investigating a report from Lebanon where 24 players have been sanctioned following allegations that international and regional games were rigged.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-3-soccer-afc-probes-lebanon-matchfixing-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Lebanon Sport in Asia Sport in Lebanon Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768524 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Lebanon coach 'broken' after matchfixing scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/soccer-lebanon-coach-broken-after-matchfixing-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 28 (Reuters) - Lebanon coach Theo Bucker said he was 'broken' and unsure if he would continue in the job with the World Cup hopefuls after 24 players were punished for allegedly fixing international and club matches.</p> <p>The Lebanese Football Federation handed out the various penalties, including life bans for defender Ramez Dayoub and forward Mahmoud El-Ali, on Tuesday with the Asian Football Confederation's disciplinary committee also investigating.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/soccer-lebanon-coach-broken-after-matchfixing-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ramez Dayoub Sport in Asia Sport in Lebanon Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769466 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-No matchfixing link to Lebanon World Cup games, say AFC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/soccer-no-matchfixing-link-lebanon-world-cup-games-say-afc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 28 (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation is not aware of any suspicion linking Lebanon's World Cup qualifiers to the country's matchfixing scandal but has requested a full report, the regional body said on Thursday.</p> <p>The AFC said in a statement they had only received a summary report on the scandal from the Lebanese Football Association, who handed out various penalties to 24 players, including life bans for defender Ramez Dayoub and forward Mahmoud El-Ali, for their role in the scandal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/soccer-no-matchfixing-link-lebanon-world-cup-games-say-afc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Lebanon Sport in Asia Sport in Lebanon Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:15:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769614 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Indian club say already released tainted Lebanese player http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/soccer-indian-club-say-already-released-tainted-lebanese-player <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Amlan Chakraborty</p> <p>NEW DELHI, March 1 (Reuters) - Akram Moghrabi was released by Churchill Brothers before the Lebanese player was named in a major match-fixing scandal in his native country, the Indian I-League club told Reuters on Friday.</p> <p>The Lebanese Football Federation sanctioned 24 players on Tuesday following allegations of fixing international and regional games with the AFC extending the punishment to the three, including Moghrabi, who they said played club football outside the west Asian country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/soccer-indian-club-say-already-released-tainted-lebanese-player" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Lebanon Sport in Asia Sport in Lebanon Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:31:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770537 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines competes in Myanmar games despite row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/philippines-competes-myanmar-games-despite-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Philippines said Monday it will send its best athletes to the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar despite alleged cherry-picking of sports to give the host country the most medals.</p> <p>The head of the Philippine mission Jeff Tamayo said he was prepared for a poor medal showing at the 27th SEA Games in December but the country was not being deterred.</p> <p>"We are sending the best of the best. This is all about the challenge to the individual. It is not about winning our place in the SEA Games," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/philippines-competes-myanmar-games-despite-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinlone Jeff Tamayo Southeast Asian Games Sport in Asia Sports AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:01:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779637 at http://www.globalpost.com Basketball-South Korean league apologises for fixing scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/basketball-south-korean-league-apologises-fixing-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 12 (Reuters) - South Korean basketball chief Han Sun-kyo apologised on Tuesday for the latest matchfixing scandal to hit professional sport in the country following the arrest of a top coach for allegedly rigging matches.</p> <p>Dongbu Promy head coach Kang Dong-hee was arrested on Monday amid allegations he helped fix matches during the 2010-2011 Korean Basketball League (KBL) season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/basketball-south-korean-league-apologises-fixing-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Sport in Asia Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5780413 at http://www.globalpost.com basketball coach-match fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/basketball-coach-match-fixing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EUIJEONGBU, South Korea, March 7 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors investigating a match-fixing scandal in professional basketball said Thursday they plan to seek an arrest warrant for an active head coach for his role in rigging games.</p> <p>Prosecutors in Euijeongbu, north of Seoul, said they have confirmed star coach Kang Dong-hee's involvement in match fixing and can file for a warrant later Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/basketball-coach-match-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Kang Dong Sport in Asia Sports Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:02:00 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781283 at http://www.globalpost.com basketball coach-match fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/basketball-coach-match-fixing-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EUIJEONGBU, South Korea, March 8 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors investigating a match-fixing scandal in professional basketball on Friday filed for an arrest warrant for an active head coach for his alleged role in a rigging scheme.</p> <p>Prosecutors in Euijeongbu, north of Seoul, said they will seek the warrant for Kang Dong-hee, the head coach of the Dongbu Promy in the Korean Basketball League (KBL), for charges of violating laws governing national sports promotion. Kang is the first active coach of a South Korea pro sports team to come under fixing suspicions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/basketball-coach-match-fixing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Kang Dong-hee Sport in Asia Sports Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:13:55 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781412 at http://www.globalpost.com basketball league-match fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/basketball-league-match-fixing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- The nation's top men's professional basketball league on Tuesday apologized for a match-fixing scandal, a day after a head coach was arrested under rigging suspicions.</p> <p>Han Sun-kyo, the commissioner of the Korean Basketball League (KBL), held a press conference to express his regrets for the controversy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/basketball-league-match-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Kang Dong-hee Sport in Asia Sports Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:14:20 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781417 at http://www.globalpost.com basketball league-match fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/basketball-league-match-fixing-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- The nation's top men's professional basketball league on Tuesday apologized for a match-fixing scandal, a day after an active head coach was arrested under rigging suspicions.</p> <p>Han Sun-kyo, the commissioner of the Korean Basketball League (KBL), held a press conference to express his regrets for the controversy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/basketball-league-match-fixing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Kang Dong-hee Sport in Asia Sports Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:16:55 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781467 at http://www.globalpost.com