Super Mario! Former Man City striker Balotelli shows off his impressive Muay Thai skills in training video... as Italian star visits a gym in Thailand during his post-season holidays

The Italian made a name for himself as one of modern football's biggest characters with his various antics over the years - such as lighting...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Jun 17

ASEAN Wrap: Maiden cup triumphs for Bangkok, BG Pathum; Leaders Nam Dinh held in Vietnam

Kuala Lumpur: Bangkok United got their hands on the Thai FA Cup for the very first time after they edged second division side Dragon Pathumwan...
THE-AFC.COM Jun 17

Chinese football fans pour money into food stall run by Singapore's goalkeeper

Hassan Sunny's performance in a match against Thailand kept China's World Cup 2026 hopes alive.
EXPRESS AND STAR Jun 14

Chinese football fans pour money into food stall run by Singapore’s goalkeeper

Hassan Sunny’s performance in a match against Thailand kept China’s World Cup 2026 hopes alive.
NEWSCHAINONLINE.COM Jun 14

‘Stop sending me money': Singapore keeper deluged after saves help China

Hassan Sunny denied Thailand to aid China in World Cup Sunny's food stall receives business in person and online Singapore national team...
THE GUARDIAN Jun 14

QR goes viral; Singapore gk urges Chinese fans to stop sending money

Singapore goalkeeper Hassan Sunny has asked Chinese football fans to stop sending him money after his performance in a 3-1 loss to Thailand...
INDIATIMES.COM Jun 14

How a Singapore chef became China’s national football hero

The part-time goalkeeper, representing his national team, made 11 crucial saves against Thailand which allowed China to progress in World Cup...
THETIMES.CO.UK Jun 13

Matchday Memories: On This Day 1972 – Bob’s Sky Blues Go Thai & Draw Pele With Santos!

On this day (June 13th) back in 1972 caretaker Sky Blue gaffer Bob Dennison had taken his players on a tour of the Far East. They had played and...
CCFPA.CO.UK Jun 13

Harrogate Veterans FC win Seniors World Cup for England for a seventh time

Seven was the magic number for the Harrogate Veterans FC squad representing England at the Seniors World Cup in Thailand last week as victory over...
HARROGATEADVERTISER.CO.UK Jun 12

Why was Prince Philip not a king? Royal tradition explained

AFTER joining the British Royal Family in the 1940s, Prince Philip cemented his name in history. Married to the nation’s beloved Queen Elizabeth...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jun 12

Horoscope today, June 12, 2024: Daily star sign guide from Mystic Meg

OUR much-loved astrologer Meg sadly died last year but her column will be kept alive by her friend and protégée Maggie Innes. Read on to see...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jun 11

Man arrested at UK airport on suspicion of 'attacking young girl in Thailand'

Ian Heddle, 61, originally from Dunfermline but living in Thailand, played football for St Johnstone and Dunfermline Athletic among others in the...
MIRROR Jun 11

Ex-Scottish football star who played with several SPFL clubs filmed himself sexually abusing child in Thailand

A FORMER Scots footballer has been convicted in this country of sexually abusing a young girl in Thailand. Ian Heddle was snared after being...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jun 11

Group C: Heartbreak for Thailand

Bangkok:  It was heartbreak for Thailand despite defeating Singapore 3-1 in their concluding Preliminary Joint Qualification – Round 2 for the FIFA...
THE-AFC.COM Jun 11

Former Tayside and Fife footballer caught at airport after abusing girl in Thailand

Ian Heddle's electronic devices were seized and pictures of his sick activities found.
THECOURIER.CO.UK Jun 11

Preview - Group C: Korea Republic v China PR; Thailand v Singapore

Seoul: China PR will have to avoid defeat against Korea Republic on Tuesday if they are to be absolutely sure of advancing from Group C of the...
THE-AFC.COM Jun 10

Robbie Fowler proposes new tournament in radical plan to overhaul international football

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has spent time in Thailand, India and Saudi Arabia since retiring and tells Mirror Sport his idea to bring football...
MIRROR Jun 9

Matchday Memories: On This Day 1981 – Milne’s Men Make One More Indonesian Win In Jakarta!

On this day (8th June) in 1981 the Sky Blues were on their Indonesian leg of a South East Asian Tour, having earlier visited Thailand where they...
CCFPA.CO.UK Jun 8

Harrogate Veterans targeting more international glory at Seniors World Cup

Having once again completed a league double, Harrogate Veterans FC are now turning their attention to more international glory and their annual...
HARROGATEADVERTISER.CO.UK Jun 8

Ivankovic confident of China PR's chances

Shenyang: Branko Ivankovic is confident of China PR's chances despite needing a late goal to salvage a 1-1 draw with Thailand in Group C of the...
THE-AFC.COM Jun 7

Take our quiz and test your crisp knowledge as EU bans smoky bacon flavour

THE EU has made a rasher decision to BAN smoky bacon crisps due to claims the chemicals used to create their taste could be toxic. Eight smoke...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jun 6

Group C: China PR 1-1 Thailand

Shenyang: A 1-1 stalemate between China PR and Thailand in their Preliminary Joint Qualification – Round 2 for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC...
THE-AFC.COM Jun 6

Matchday Memories: On This Day 1981 – Sexton’s Sky Blues Take It Easy In Indonesia!

On this day (6th June) in 1981, having toured Japan three years previously, the Sky Blues were back in Asia. This time they were well into a South...
CCFPA.CO.UK Jun 6

Preview - Group C: China PR v Thailand; Singapore v Korea Republic

Kuala Lumpur: Korea Republic and China PR will aim to lock in the top two spots in Group C of the Preliminary Joint Qualification – Round 2 for the...
THE-AFC.COM Jun 5

Matchday Memories: On This Day 1972 – Sky Blues Beat Japan In Land Of Rising Sun!

  On this day (4th June) in 1972 the Sky Blues were in the middle of a Far Eastern tour of South Korea, Japan and Thailand. They had just finished...
CCFPA.CO.UK Jun 4

Matchday Memories: On This Day 1981 – Hong Kong Hallelujah! Milnes Men Win Tour Thriller

In 1981, in very different climes to the match reported earlier today against FC Austria in Vienna fifteen year’s previously in 1966, CCFPA member...
CCFPA.CO.UK May 31

Wagatha war explodes again as Vardy and Rooney’s lawyers battle over £320k bill while Becky stays at £7k a night resort

THE Wagatha saga exploded back into life as Coleen Rooney and Becky Vardy's lawyers slugged it out in a bitter new war. The pair are fighting over...
THE SUN May 28

Horror moment Brit is brutally kicked in the head by bouncer at Thai bar leaving tourist ‘fighting for life’

SHOCKING footage shows the moment a British man was brutally kicked in the head during a massive bar brawl in Thailand. The Brit is now thought...
THE SCOTTISH SUN May 27

Horror moment Brit is brutally kicked in the head by bouncer at Thai bar leaving tourist ‘fighting for life'

SHOCKING footage shows the moment a British man was brutally kicked in the head during a massive bar brawl in Thailand. The Brit is now thought to...
THE SUN May 27

Love Island past winners: Who won the show from 2015 to 2023 and which couples are still together?

LOVE Island sees a batch of sexy singletons all hoping to ‘couple up’ in a bid to take home the £50K prize. Here we take a look at who has won the...
THE SCOTTISH SUN May 27

Matchday Memories: On This Day 1978 – Milne’s Men Make Japan Cup Progress In Thailand!

On this day (25th May) in 1978, still managed by Gordon Milne, the Sky Blues were back in the Far East, this time in the land of the rising sun...
CCFPA.CO.UK May 25

York College to represent England Veterans in Thailand trip

YORK College sports tutor Matty Wain will be hoping to kick off a glorious summer of football for England’s national team after securing a call-up...
YORKPRESS.CO.UK May 23

Matchday Memories: On This Day 1981 – Sky Blue Tommy Tames Selangor In Malaysia

Three seasons after City competed for the Japan Cup after the 1980-81 season was over  the Sky Blues were again in South East Asia playing games in...
CCFPA.CO.UK May 23

#ACL through the years: Stats & Facts

Kuala Lumpur: Some 21 years since Al Ain FC beat Thailand's BEC Tero Sasana to win the inaugural AFC Champions League™, the curtain will come down...
THE-AFC.COM May 23

My son’s a Premier League champion – Tesco called security on me after unusual purchase because I was so proud of him

THE FATHER of a Manchester City title-winner has revealed how Tesco called security on him hours after his son's historic first goal. Rico Lewis...
THE SUN May 23

Rico Lewis’ Muay Thai champion dad reveals he’d love to train ‘killer’ Guardiola as SunSport joins for sparring session

PEP GUARDIOLA’S stars float like a butterfly and sting like a Manchester bee. That is the opinion of Rick Lewis, former two-time British Muay Thai...
THE SUN May 22

ASEAN Wrap: Buriram complete hat-trick; Persib set up decider with Madura

Kuala Lumpur: Buriram United secured their third successive Thai League 1 title on Friday without even kicking a ball after their closest...
THE-AFC.COM May 20

Bangkok sketch: Infantino's iron fist of democracy and the new FIFA currency of unity

May 17 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino opened the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, with a call for unity. It was a rhetorical moment, as...
INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL May 17

Infantino prevents FIFA membership from voting on Palestine motion to ban Israel

By Samindra Kunti in Bangkok May 17 – FIFA will commission a ‘legal assessment' of the conflict in the Middle East by a panel of ‘independent'...
INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL May 17

Kamanga in Thailand for FIFA Congress

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga is leading the Zambian delegation at the ongoing 74th FIFA Congress alongside his deputy Justin Mumba and secretary...
DAILY NEWS May 17

Lotta al razzismo: la FIFA si riunisce per discutere nuove misure. Possibilità sconfitta a tavolino

Si discute nelle prossime ore in Thailandia una nuova norma anti razzismo negli stadi e più in generale nel mondo del calcio: la FIFA si riunisce,...
CALCIOMERCATO.COM May 16

Palestine, 2027 World Cup vote and racism to take centrestage at FIFA Congress

By Samindra Kunti in Bangkok May 16 – On Friday, Palestine, the 2027 Women's World Cup, a series of amendments to the FIFA Statutes and racism will...
INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL May 16

Matchday Memories: On This Day 1981 – Sky Blues Start Tour Tied Up In Thailand!

In 1981 post season (now CCFPA member) Gordon Milne took the Sky Blues on a four country tour of South-East Asia, taking in Thailand, Malaysia,...
CCFPA.CO.UK May 16

Op-ed: A vote for BNG2027 at Friday's FIFA Congress is a vote in support of FIFA's ambition to accelerate and deepen the development of women's football globally!

FIFA's 211 Member Associations are gathering in Bangkok, Thailand for world football's governing body's 74th annual Congress. This Congress will...
INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL May 16

AFC Congress elects two new members to the AFC Executive Committee

Bangkok: The 34th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress concluded on Thursday in Bangkok, Thailand with the AFC's Member Associations...
THE-AFC.COM May 16

AFC President reinforces continued support for Palestine FA

Bangkok: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has underlined the resounding support of the...
THE-AFC.COM May 16

Watch the 34th AFC Congress live

Bangkok: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations (MAs) will elect two new members to the AFC Executive Committee for the...
THE-AFC.COM May 16

Australia and Uzbekistan confirmed as 2026 and 2029 AFC Women's Asian Cup™ hosts

Bangkok: Australia and Uzbekistan have been confirmed as the hosts of the 2026 and 2029 editions of the AFC Women's Asian Cup™ respectively after...
THE-AFC.COM May 15

AFC President outlines confidence as Asian football enters new era of growth

Bangkok: The AFC Executive Committee today convened in Bangkok, Thailand, and reflected on the resounding success of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™,...
THE-AFC.COM May 15

AFC President underlines strong partnership with FA Thailand

Bangkok: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa today met with The Football Association of Thailand (FA...
THE-AFC.COM May 14

Kritsada proud of Thailand's win; Dower rues Australia's poor finishing

Bali: Kritsada Phungmali finally saw the best of his Thailand side after they beat Australia 3-1 in their final Group B match at the AFC U17...
THE-AFC.COM May 14

Group B: Thailand sign off on high note

Bali: Thailand ended their AFC U17 Women's Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 campaign on a high after they defeated Australia 3-1 in the final Group A...
THE-AFC.COM May 13

Focus shifts towards the 34th AFC Congress 2024

Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations (MAs) will elect two new members to the AFC Executive Committee for the...
THE-AFC.COM May 13

Preview - Group B: Australia v Thailand

Bali: Pride will be at stake when Australia and Thailand complete their AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 Group B campaigns at Bali United...
THE-AFC.COM May 12

Different kind of win brings joy to China PR's van Egmond

Bali: The ability to find solutions to different situations saw Gary van Egmond sporting a pleased look after China PR defeated Thailand 3-0 on...
THE-AFC.COM May 11

Group B: Thailand 0-3 China PR

Bali: China PR claimed their second straight win at the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 after defeating Thailand 3-0 to move closer to a...
THE-AFC.COM May 10

Preview - Group B: Thailand v China PR

Bali: China PR are out to build on their great start in the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 and secure their second win in Group B when...
THE-AFC.COM May 9

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, May 8

Photo by Samantha Burkardt/SXSW Conference & Festivals via Getty ImagesConan O'Brien must never leave good morning! Conan O'Brien has had a storied...
SBNATION.COM May 8

My dream is to play for Barcelona, says Japan's Miharu

Bali: Captain Shinjo Miharu cut a commanding figure in Japan’s 4-0 win over Thailand in Group B of the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 on...
THE-AFC.COM May 8

Japan lay early marker; Thailand vow to improve

Bali: Japan head coach Sadayoshi Shirai believes his side’s 4-0 defeat of Thailand in their first AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 Group B...
THE-AFC.COM May 8

Group B: Japan 4-0 Thailand

Bali: Japan kicked off their bid for the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 title with a 4-0 win over Thailand at the Captain 1 Wayan Dipta...
THE-AFC.COM May 7

From Let It Be on Disney+ to Netflix’s Mother Of The Bride – the best new TV and films to stream next week

FEAST your eyes on the best films and TV shows landing on the world’s biggest streaming platforms with our selection of top picks. You won’t...
THE SCOTTISH SUN May 4

How a former Blackpool and Barnsley midfielder has fared since departing Bloomfield Road for Southeast Asia

Kenny Dougall departed Blackpool back in January to make the move to Thailand.
FLEETWOODTODAY.CO.UK May 1

#ACFutsal2024 - Facts and Figures

Bangkok: The curtains came down on the AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Thailand 2024 on Sunday, with Islamic Republic of Iran reclaiming the crown with an...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 30

Vahid believes in IR Iran's chances; Rodrigo hopes to continue leading Thailand

Bangkok: Head coach Vahid Shamsaei believes newly minted AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Thailand 2024 champions Islamic Republic of Iran have the potential...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 29

AFC President lauds Continent's passion for futsal

Kuala Lumpur: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has hailed the significant strides made in futsal...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 29

Abbasi named MVP, wins Yili Top Scorer awards

Bangkok: Islamic Republic of Iran's Saeid Ahmad Abbasi’s dazzling performances saw him named the Most Valuable Player and win the Yili Top Scorer...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 28

IR Iran power to 13th title

Bangkok: Islamic Republic of Iran waltzed their way to a record-extending 13th title with a 4-1 win over Thailand in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 28

Mohammadi takes Best Goalkeeper crown

Bangkok: Bagher Mohammadi’s rock solid performances for Islamic Republic of Iran in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand™ 2024 saw him claim the Best...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 28

Abbasi wins MVP, Yili Top Scorer awards

Bangkok: Saeid Ahmad Abbasi’s dazzling performances saw him named the Most Valuable Player and win the Yili Top Scorer Award at the AFC Futsal...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 28

Uzbekistan edge Tajikistan to finish third

Bangkok: Uzbekistan defeated Tajikistan 3-1 on penalties to finish third in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Thailand 2024 on Sunday.
THE-AFC.COM Apr 28

Afghanistan confirm Uzbekistan 2024 ticket

Bangkok: Afghanistan booked their ticket to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Uzbekistan 2024 after defeating Kyrgyz Republic 5-3 in their AFC Futsal Asian...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 28

Muhammad, Derakhshani primed to deliver

Bangkok: Thailand’s Muhammad Osamanmusa and Islamic Republic of Iran’s Mohamad Hossein Derakhshani are all geared up for the AFC Futsal Asian Cup...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 27

Preview - Final: Thailand v IR Iran

Bangkok: Head coach Miguel Rodrigo is eyeing a historic win for Thailand when they face 12-time champions Islamic Republic of Iran in the AFC...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 27

Preview - Playoff 3: Afghanistan v Kyrgyz Republic

Bangkok: Either Afghanistan or Kyrgyz Republic will qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Uzbekistan 2024 when they meet in the AFC Futsal Asian...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 27

Preview - 3rd Place Playoff: Tajikistan v Uzbekistan

Bangkok: Tajikistan and Vietnam are determined to finish their AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand™ 2024 campaign on a winning note following...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 27

Jeff Stelling hails ‘most difficult pundit in history’ after being accused of Soccer Saturday reunion ‘snub’

JEFF STELLING brilliantly praised Rodney Marsh on social media after the ex-Soccer Saturday presenter dubbed his old colleague the “most difficult...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Apr 27

AFC Futsal & Beach Soccer Committee approves competition formats and dates

The AFC Futsal & Beach Soccer Committee made several key decisions today as part of its efforts to ensure the continued progress of both sports at...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 27

Thailand edge spirited Tajikistan for final spot

Bangkok: Goalkeeper Arut Senbat was the hero, saving three penalties as Thailand edged Tajikistan 6-5 in a penalty shootout after their AFC Futsal...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 26

IR Iran stay on course for 13th title

Bangkok: Goalkeeper Bagher Mohammadi was the star as Islamic Republic of Iran defeated Uzbekistan 5-4 on penalties after their AFC Futsal Asian Cup...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 26

Playoffs: Afghanistan stun Iraq; Kyrgyz Republic edge Vietnam

Bangkok: Afghanistan and Kyrgyz Republic will square off in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand™ 2024 Playoff 3 after defeating Iraq and Vietnam...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 26

Axed Sky Sports Soccer Saturday stars reunite for pic as ‘most difficult colleague’ says ‘I must not be on mailing list’

THE MUCH-LOVED former Sky Sports Soccer Saturday cast reunited last night – but it seems their “most difficult colleague” did not get the...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Apr 26

Axed Sky Sports Soccer Saturday stars reunite for pic as ‘most difficult colleague' says ‘I must not be on mailing list'

THE MUCH-LOVED former Sky Sports Soccer Saturday cast reunited last night – but it seems their “most difficult colleague” did not get the...
THE SUN Apr 26

Playoffs: Afghanistan stun Iraq

Bangkok: Afghanistan came from a goal down to advance to the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand™ 2024 Playoff 3 after defeating Iraq 5-3 at the Hua Mark...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 26

Enhanced match analyses debut at AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Thailand 2024

Bangkok: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) introduced an enhanced method to collect statistical and technical data at the AFC Futsal Asian...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 25

Preview - Semi-final: Uzbekistan v IR Iran

Bangkok: Uzbekistan will encounter their toughest challenge yet when they go head-to-head with Islamic Republic of Iran in the semi-finals of the...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 25

Preview - Playoffs: Iraq v Afghanistan; Vietnam v Kyrgyz Republic

Bangkok: The four losing quarter-finalists of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand™ 2024 will compete for the sole remaining spot in the FIFA Futsal...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 25

Preview - Semi-final: Thailand v Tajikistan

Bangkok: Thailand and Tajikistan are set for an exciting showdown in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand™ 2024 semi-finals at the Hua Mark Indoor...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 25

Semi-finalists confirmed, Uzbekistan 2024 door still open for four

Bangkok: The four losing quarter-finalists of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Thailand™ 2024 will get another crack at securing a spot at the FIFA Futsal...
THE-AFC.COM Apr 24
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