Japanese soccer player Kumi Yokoyama’s announcement that they are transgender has earned praise and commendation from President Joe Biden.
Coming out proud: The 27-year-old forward, who plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League, came out as a transgender man on June 19 via a YouTube video.
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.
Tottenham Hotspur player Son Heung-min and 27 other rising stars have been tapped to represent South Korea at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June.
Here are the details: The announcement was made on Monday by head coach Paulo Bento, according to Yonhap News Agency.
The owner of Baltimore Blast, an American professional indoor soccer team, defended the team’s newly released shirt that ignited controversy for its anti-China sentiment.
The shirt, which costs $20, features an American flag with the word “Strong” and “Blast” written on it and at the back shows the map of China with a no symbol, according to Baltimore Sun.
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.
A Chinese national soccer player is getting backlash from his own countrymen for trying to downplay his apparent unsportsmanlike conduct during an international match.
Jiang Zhipeng was one of the players on the Chinese team playing against the Japanese national team at the EAFF E-1 Football Championship in South Korea on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Fans of English football club Manchester City confused a new female South Korean player for a man.
In a tweet on Wednesday, the club announced the signing of 25-year-old striker Lee Geum-min, who plays for the women’s national football team of South Korea.
Fans of English football team Leeds United have been accused of racism after showing off a confusing chant that referred to a rival fan as “Chinese.”
The moment, which was caught on video, occurred after Manchester United beat Leeds United (4-0) in a “friendly” match at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia on Wednesday.
South Korea’s under-18 (U18) football team were stripped of the Panda Cup on Thursday after having what critics described as an “indecent” celebration immortalized in a now-viral photo.
The athletes beat their Chinese counterparts 3-0 to win the annual youth tournament in Chengdu, Sichuan province on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
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.