Palestine, Iraq, South and North Korea and Indonesia riding high at Asian Games

17th asiadBy Mark Baber
September 18- Palestine, Iraq, South and North Korea and Indonesia men's teams have all won both their opening matches at the Asian Games guaranteeing places in the round of 16 (bar a miracle in Iraq's case) and, organisers hope, ensuring better ticket sales.

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Big loss expected for FIFA sponsor Sony

SonyBy David Owen
September 17 – Sony Corporation, the Japanese consumer electronics group that is one of six FIFA top-tier sponsors, has announced that it will pay no dividend for its current financial year, for the first time since its shares were listed in 1958, the year of Brazil's first World Cup victory.

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China to dominate the Asian Games – but not the football

Chinese teamBy Mark Baber
September 12 - China has finished top of the Asian Games medal table every year since 1990, and in the last edition in Guangzhou picked up 199 gold medals – three times as many as runners up South Korea, but Asia's most populous country remains a rank outsider in the football.

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Prince Ali declares to run again in Asia for seat at FIFA's top table

Prince Ali and Sepp BlatterBy Andrew Warshaw in Manchester
September 11 - Three months after discovering that he will lose his position as Asia's FIFA vice-president, Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan has come out fighting by announcing that he will stand for election as a member of FIFA's executive committee next year.

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Indian footballers escape Shanghai and head to Incheon for Asian Games

Incheon 2014 logoBy Mark Baber
September 10 - The men's and women's Indian national teams for the Asian Games have finally been given the go-ahead to participate in the tournament, bringing to an end a nail-biting few days as Indian officials decided which sports would be cut from India's contingent.

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Red tape ties up Indian teams in danger of missing Asian Games

Incheon Asian GamesSeptember 9 - India's national men's and women's football teams, preparing for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, are stranded in a training camp in Shanghai, with the chances of them getting to the tournament diminishing by the hour as the Indian government dilly-dallies.

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Victories for Myanmar and Palestine on final day of Peace Cup

Peace Cup 2014By Mark Baber
September 8 - Myanmar won the third edition of the Peace Cup, defeating hosts Philippines with a 3-2 win in the final on Saturday, whilst Palestine, whose participation is a victory in itself, defeated Chinese Taipei 7-3 to take the bronze medal.

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Jordan opt for Wilkins to take them to 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Ray WilkinsBy Andrew Warshaw
September 3 - Although he is mainly known in football politics for being Asia's FIFA vice-president and one of the game's renowned modernists, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein is also head of Jordanian football and in an attempt to boost his country's profile has turned to one of England's most familiar faces to be its next national coach.

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Australia bans live streaming for FFA Cup

Westfield FFA CupBy Mark Baber
August 28 - The inaugural edition of Australia's FFA Cup has run into controversy as Football Federation Australia insist that no live streaming of games is allowed, even though only two games in the Round of 16 will be broadcast live on Fox Sports.

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