Soccer

The Premier League has long been the top international football league in Asia. As the 2019-20 season begins, SportBusiness Asia spoke to the Asian offices of Spain’s LaLiga and Germany’s Bundesliga about their work to challenge the English league’s position.

French football league Ligue 1 has signed Chinese former world sprint swimming champion Ning Zetao as a sporting ambassador

Former Barcelona star player Andres Iniesta, who is currently playing in the J-league's Vissel Kobe, was named the latest LaLiga Icon, a global marketing initiative fronted by ex-La Liga stars with strong…

Borussia Dortmund chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that the German Bundesliga club will be increasing efforts in reaching out to the Chinese and Asian markets over the next few years

Japanese e-commerce company Mercari has purchased a majority stake in J-League club Kashima Antlers. Mercari announced they bought 61.6 per cent of the club for $14

The Japan Football Association are holding discussions about setting up a professional women's football league, according to local media reports

The Chicago Fire has moved a significant step closer to playing home games at Soldier Field

Thai media are reporting a takeover bid of Muangthong by City Football Group, owners of Premier League champions Manchester City

Online payment platform Alipay announced it will provide 1 billion yuan (USD$145m) in funding for a 10-year project to boost China's women's football industry

Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia have officially bid to host the Fifa U20 World Cup in 2021. In total, three of the five bids for the U20 World Cup are from Asia

English Premier League football club Manchester United has launched a preview of their first interactive "experience centre" in Beijing, as well as a dedicated Chinese language app

A dispute between two factions within the Pakistan football federation (PFF) has led to Fifa appointing a normalisation committee to run its day-to-day affairs and hold elections of the federation, district…

Bali United, a football team in Liga 1 – the premiere division of Indonesia's professional league – has become Southeast Asia's first team to go public, raising $24.7m (€21.8m) o

Spanish football club Espanyol has signed an agreement with China Mobile under which video content, including live reserve team games, will be hosted on the mobile telco's video platform Midea Entertainment

Chinese liquor company Kweichow Moutai is considering a sponsorship deal with Argentinian football team River Plate. According to a report in Ole.

Media group Dentsu is launching a football-themed mobile game, based on Japanese football-themed children’s cartoon Captain Tsubasa and featuring the likenesses of 10,000 real-world players including L…

Italian-American billionaire intends to expand awareness of Serie A club stateside