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Son Heung-min Becomes First Asian Player Chosen to Be Part of EPL ‘Team of the Year’

Son Heung-min became the first Asian player to make the elite list of English Premier League’s “Team of the Year,” selected by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).

Super striker: PFA announced its “Team of the Year” list on social media last Saturday, which included the 28-year-old star of Tottenham Hotspur in the striker category, reported the Dong-A Ilbo

Barcelona Wants to Sign 17-Year-Old Japanese Soccer Star Jun Nishikawa

Jun Nishikawa

Barcelona is hoping to complete the signing of Japanese teenage soccer star Jun Nishikawa before he turns 18 next month.

Nishikawa, the Japanese Under-20 star who walked away from the Under-17 World Cup with two goals and two assists in his four games, will be allowed to join the European teams when he turns 18 in February, according to Mundo Deportivo as translated by Football-Espana.

The SEA Games 2019 is Being Called the ‘Fyre Festival of Asia’

SEA Games

The Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games has been heavily criticized online in the days leading up to the sporting event’s official opening on November 30.

Attendees and volunteers at the different venues have been venting and sharing images online of the alleged mismanagement by the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), an agency created by the Philippine government to handle the event.

Son Heung-Min Becomes the First Asian to Be Nominated for a Ballon d’Or in 12 Years

South Korean soccer star Son Heung-min has been nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or for 2019, the first for an Asian player in 12 years.

Presented by France Football magazine, the award recognizes the world’s best soccer players every year, with prominent names such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leading its roster of winners since 1956.

Trashy Football Fans Caught on Video Assaulting, Racially Abusing Elderly Asian Man in Barcelona

Riot police were called in to Barcelona’s Placa Reial after drunken Liverpool fans assaulted several people in the area, with some requiring medical attention, after a Champions League match on Wednesday night.

One particular incident of Liverpool fans assaulting an elderly Asian tourist has sparked outrage after video of the incident went viral on Twitter. One man dressed in a navy blue pull over and blue jeans can be seen pushing an elderly Asian tourist posing for a photograph into the fountain’s shallow pool.