Reuters sports correspondent, all my sporting thoughts and not those of my employer. Retweets are not necessarily my views.

Premier League promote local perks of lucrative tours

uk.reuters.com — SINGAPORE With the English Premier League medals decided, the sport's marketing mammoth is looking east to mine the riches of Asia once again, promising value in return for a glimpse of its stars amid a small but growing resistant voice.

Soccer-Malaysian fans call for boycott of Premier League 'circus'

sports.yahoo.com — By Patrick Johnston April 29 (Reuters) - Malaysia's money-spinning fixtures against English Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are nothing more than circus matches, according to a local supporters' group who have called on fans to boycott the games.

Malaysia fan fury over 'circus matches' against Tottenham and Liverpool this summer

standard.co.uk — A Malaysian XI will play Spurs on May 24 and Liverpool on July 24, which has led to local top flight matches being re-arranged to accommodate the English sides. The Spurs match comes less than two weeks before Malaysia try to win gold at the Southeast Asian Games in June, which is followed swiftly by the start of the joint qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup.

Malaysian fans call for boycott of Premier League 'circus'

dailymail.co.uk — April 29 (Reuters) - Malaysia's money-spinning fixtures against English Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are nothing more than circus matches, according to a local supporters' group who have called on fans to boycott the games.

Malaysian fans call for boycott of Premier League 'circus'

uk.reuters.com — (Reuters) - Malaysia's money-spinning fixtures against English Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are nothing more than circus matches, according to a local supporters' group who have called on fans to boycott the games. A Malaysian XI will play Spurs on May 24 and Liverpool on July 24, which has led to local top flight matches being re-arranged to accommodate the English sides.

Bhutan praying for dream Japan tie in World Cup

uk.reuters.com — (Reuters) - When the second round draw for Asian World Cup qualifying takes place in Kuala Lumpur next week, fans, players and officials in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will be praying for one outcome.

Lowly Asian nations on verge of World Cup pay windfall

reuters.com — Bhutan, ranked 209th and last by FIFA, will take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their tie with Sri Lanka after recording only their fourth ever win and first at this level in Thursday's match in Colombo.

Lowly Asian nations on verge of World Cup pay windfall

uk.reuters.com — SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Football's worst international side Bhutan are on the verge of a significant pay windfall if they can reach the second round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.

Mooney once again Ireland's headline act

uk.reuters.com — (Reuters) - As Ireland prepare for their decisive Pool B clash with Pakistan on Sunday, all-rounder John Mooney finds himself at the centre of a 'did he or didn't he?' controversy that has once again put him in the World Cup headlines.

UAE beat Iran to win 2019 Asian Cup hosting rights

in.reuters.com — REUTERS - United Arab Emirates were, as expected, named hosts of the 2019 Asian Cup on Monday after beating outsiders Iran to stage the expanded 24-team tournament. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the safe bet decision after a meeting of their executive committee in Bahrain on Monday.
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May 24, 2015

oooooooo nice finish, mad celebrations and relief in Thailand

May 23, 2015

@padraichalpin sorry too busy trying to push the PM here for a day off tomorrow following a Malaysian Cup triumph by our local side

May 23, 2015

Indonesia forced to play a World Cup qualifier behind closed doors & another at neutral venue, If not banned by FIFA uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKB…

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