Soccer In Asia News Headlines

News headlines concerning Asian soccer.

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Bangladesh fans ordered to pull down World Cup flags (Mon Jul 24th, 2006)
Bangladesh police ordered soccer fans on Saturday to pull down flags of World Cup contenders two weeks after the finals concluded in Germany.

Osim signs as new Japan coach (Mon Jul 24th, 2006)
Former Yugoslav coach Ivica Osim has signed a contract to become Japan's new national coach as the Asian champions seek to rebuild after their early exit from the World Cup.

Barcelona panders to Chinese in Far East expansion plans (Thu Jul 13th, 2006)
Barcelona signed deals with three Chinese media companies on Thursday to help promote the European and Spanish champions in the Far East.

Nanjing pensioners react badly to Brazil exit (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
An elderly Chinese man went on a rampage in Nanjing after Brazil's defeat to France in the World Cup quarter-finals last weekend.

Iran international Nekounam joins Osasuna (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Iran midfielder Javad Nekounam has signed a two-year deal with Osasuna, the Primera Liga side said on Wednesday.

Eleven Chinese fans die watching World Cup: report (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Eleven Chinese fans have died while watching World Cup matches, a Beijing newspaper reported Wednesday, citing experts who blamed the high number of deaths on fatigue and extreme emotions.

Michel takes charge of Qatar's Al Arabi (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
French coach Henri Michel, who led Ivory Coast to their first World Cup finals in Germany last month, took charge of Qatar's Al Arabi on Wednesday.

Japanese media flap over Osim's 'cold feet' (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
The mystery over who will become Japan's new soccer coach deepened on Wednesday with local media flapping over whether the main candidate had got cold feet.

FIFA to fly kung fu abbot to final (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
The abbot of China's ancient Shaolin Temple will fly to Germany to watch the World Cup final at the invitation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, state media reported on Wednesday.

New India coach keen to tap overseas talent (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
India need expatriate talent, self-belief and patience to re-build their soccer team, according to new national coach Bob Houghton.

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