FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday.

China all but confirmed as 2023 Asian Cup hosts after Korea withdraw

China was all but confirmed as host nation of the next Asian Cup tournament in 2023 after the only other bidders South Korea withdrew from the process.

F1 boss promises 'exciting' Hanoi street race in 2020

Formula One boss Chase Carey said next year's inaugural race in Hanoi will be "uniquely exciting" thanks to a street track he hopes will help make the event a global spectacle.
April 17, 2019 | 08:18 am GMT+7

Asian football chief's new term triggers complaints from campaigners

Asia's football chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa received a fresh, four-year term on Saturday, drawing criticism from campaigners.
April 07, 2019 | 10:22 am GMT+7

New F1 grand prix can tap into Vietnam 'passion' for racing: Todt

F1 chief Jean Todt hailed next year's inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix in Hanoi as a great opportunity to open doors for people with "a passion" for motorsport in Southeast Asia.
March 20, 2019 | 01:46 pm GMT+7

'If Trump, Kim can meet' then FIFA can have 48-team 2022 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Wednesday that world football's governing body is still pondering a 48-team 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
February 28, 2019 | 10:47 am GMT+7

Thailand's 14-year-old shooting prodigy aims for World Cup gold

Thailand's James Bond-loving ace sport shooter says he is unfazed by his older opponents as the high school prodigy sets his sights on World Cup gold in India this week.
February 24, 2019 | 11:57 am GMT+7

Qatar Asian Cup victory to 'deepen' Gulf tensions: analysts

Qatar's remarkable Asian Cup victory may have been a sporting triumph but it is almost certain to come at a political price, analysts say.
February 07, 2019 | 12:54 pm GMT+7

Gulf tensions boil over at Asian Cup as Qatar oust UAE

Crowd trouble marred Qatar’s dominant 4-0 win against the UAE on Tuesday as a bitter political rift between the Gulf neighbors spilled onto the soccer pitch.
January 30, 2019 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Flexible Japan showed challenger spirit to beat Iran, says coach

It was Japanese footballers' fighting spirit that got them past Iran and into the Asian Cup final on Monday, according to coach Hajime Moriyasu.
January 29, 2019 | 08:17 am GMT+7

Japan coach happy to keep winning ugly in Asian Cup semis

Japan coach is very much of the philosophy that a win is a win and will be more than content if his side beats Iran by a single goal.
January 28, 2019 | 08:57 am GMT+7

Koreans lurk as Qatar defy abuse to reach Asian Cup quarters

Qatar beat Iraq 1-0 in a full-blooded contest to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as title-chasing South Korea dodged a bullet to secure their progress.
January 23, 2019 | 09:27 am GMT+7

Another late penalty rescues UAE at Asian Cup as Ryan saves Aussies

Hosts United Arab Emirates ended Kyrgyzstan's fairytale with a controversial extra-time penalty to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals as holders Australia and Japan also advanced.
January 22, 2019 | 10:13 am GMT+7

Cristiano flashback as Iran book Asian Cup quarter-final spot

Title-chasing Iran survived a first-minute penalty in a chaotic start to eventually dispatch Oman 2-0 and reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
January 21, 2019 | 09:02 am GMT+7

'Lucky' Japan reach Asian Cup knockouts as Qatar hit North Korea for six

A controversial penalty got Japan a 1-0 win over Oman to book their place in the next round of the Asian Cup on Sunday.
January 14, 2019 | 11:46 am GMT+7
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