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  • The Phoenix That Is Indian Football

    Football’s governing body, FIFA, reversed a ban on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Friday, August 26. The move came just 11 days after the ban was announced. In its original decision, FIFA explained that there were alleged third-party influences within Indian football, which constituted a violation of FIFA Statutes. In May, the Indian…

  • Witan Sulaeman: The Indonesian Baby-faced Assassin

    Having large, sharp eyes, a big smile, and the messy hair you often see on a child, Witan Sulaeman looks like that cute kid you want to mess around with. These features also earned him the nickname “Baby Shark,” coined by Valentino Simanjuntak, an Indonesian commentator, which often got repeated into oblivion every time Bung…

  • Rizky Ridho, the Mature Defender in An Immature Footballing Environment

    Indonesian football still has a long way into becoming a proper football environment for its players to grow. From the federation’s improper management of the league, clubs that hastily buy old players and disregard their long-term plan, lack of a clear plan on the footballing curriculum, violence in the lower football pyramid, illegal activities involving…

  • Four Things We Learned From The AFC Champions League Group Stage (West)

    One of the most exciting, fascinating and vibrant club competitions in world football has just reached the knockout stages. The Asian Champions League has a great habit of producing shock results, showcasing fascinating storylines and exhibits no shortage of quality, stand-out footballers.    Within the 60 games in the West zone of the ACL, some…