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This is a list of all the Asian soccer articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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Frank Wignall: England’s Contribution To Football In Qatar

The professional footballing career of Frank Wignall includes Everton, Nottingham Forest, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Derby County, and Mansfield Town. He also represented England at the international level. For a club-record fee of around £20,000, he signed for Nottingham Forest from Everton …

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Peter Withe: Center Forward Who Was Dangerous In The Air

Having failed to make an impression at Southport, Barrow, and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Peter Withe spent 1975 with the USA soccer team Portland Timbers in a season that would revolutionize his career. When he got the call from America, Peter Withe …

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Wu Lei: Chinese National Team And Espanyol Center Forward

With 169 goals, Wu Lei is the top goalscorer for the Shanghai SIPG soccer club’s history. One hundred and two goals make him the second most prolific goal scorer in Chinese Super League history before moving to the Spanish club …

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Chinese Soccer Team: The Story Of 1936 Berlin Olympics Games

Could it possibly be so that a village in Hong Kong known for its laundry and dairy services provided nearly all players for the Chinese soccer team in the 1936 Berlin Olympics? That was the suggestion in a report produced …

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Biggest Upsets In World Cup History: 13 Unexpected Defeats

Every World Cup usually has at least one surprise in store, and as this list of World Cup huge upsets proves, sometimes those surprises are so huge that no one could have possibly seen them coming. Here is our list …

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Hao Haidong: China Greatest Striker Now Removed From History

Goalscoring in the Chinese Super League during the 2000s followed a familiar theme: foreigners dominated it. The media and fans were not immune to reminiscing about Hao Haidong, who finished in the top three on the scoring chart year after …

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Hacky Sack: History, Rules, Footbags, Games And How To Make

Hacky Sack, or Footbag, is a popular game in the United States. In popular US culture, the game is famously known as Hacky Sack. However, this name came from the brand responsible for popularizing the game in the US in …

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Is There A World Cup Women’s Soccer Tournament In 2023?

The men’s FIFA World Cup has been going since 1930. In 2022 it will host its 22nd tournament. And there is a World Cup Women’s soccer tournament, and while it hasn’t been going as long, the competition is just as …

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Hiroshi Nanami: A Former Japanese Icon

Hiroshi Nanami’s silky skills and lethal left foot were vital to Japan’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup and Jubilo Iwata’s dominance of the J.League in the late 1990s. The History Of Soccer team explores the career of the former …

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Sepak Takraw: The Origins, History, Rules, And Equipment

Sepak Takraw is a team sport that is immensely popular in South-East Asia. The game has a vibrant history, but it was developed and standardized in its current form in 1960. So what is Sepak Takraw? Kick volleyball is another …

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