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The Asian Game

English, Sports, 1 season, 189 episodes, 4 days, 7 hours, 58 minutes
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The Asian Game is a podcast dedicated to telling the stories and sharing the history of the beautiful game in Asia - from Jordan to Japan, Korea to Kuwait and everywhere in between. ​ With stories, analysis, insights and interviews with players, coaches and the key individuals in the game, The Asian Game will take you inside the game in Asia like never before.
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TAG Podcast: Olympic hopes go on the line + ACL final four

Asia's Olympic hopefuls will be decided when the continent's best young talents descend on Qatar in ahead of the AFC U23 Asian Cup. Or will they? We discuss the impact playing the tournament outside of the FIFA international calendar will have on the competition with many big names refused permission to travel by their European clubs. Which nations do we fancy to qualify? Who are the dark horses? And just why was Australian wonderkid Nestory Irankunda not included in the Olyroos squad? PLUS... we look ahead to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League which will see Al Hilal square off against Al Ain, while Ulsan HD take on Yokohama F.Marinos.  
4/11/202436 minutes, 10 seconds
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TAG Podcast: A journey to the AFC Asian Cup Final

It's the showpiece event on the Asian football calendar, and finally the AFC Asian Cup final is upon us. Starting from Souq Waqif on the eve of the game, follow Scott McIntyre's journey to Lusail Stadium, from talking to fans desperate for a ticket, to international stars and media alike. Plus, hear all the action from inside Lusail Stadium as Qatar emerged victorious 3-1 to secure an historic title defence.
2/11/202441 minutes, 54 seconds
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TAG Podcast: Trent Sainsbury on Qatar, 'Tintin' Marquez & Socceroos ambitions

On the eve of the AFC Asian Cup Final, Scott McIntyre sits down with Australian and Al Wakrah defender Trent Sainsbury. Trent speaks about Qatar's performances at this AFC Asian Cup, his impressions on the tournament as a whole, and what it's like playing under 'Tintin' Marquez. He also speaks openly about his own Socceroos ambitions and planning for his post-playing career.
2/10/202418 minutes, 19 seconds
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TAG Podcast: Iran make a statement + Ezatolahi & Tomiyasu

Iran has produced one of their biggest wins in recent memory with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Japan, sealed thanks to a last minute penalty scored by Alireza Jahanbkhsh. They will meet host nation Qatar in the semi-final after they edged past Uzbekistan 3-2 on penalties. Scott McIntyre is LIVE from Souq Waqif with Erfan, Sina and Daniel from Gol Bezan to discuss Iran's memorable victory.
2/4/202430 minutes, 41 seconds
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TAG Podcast: Japan cruise into quarters | Jahanbakhsh + Taremi | Kubo

Japan and Iran are the last two teams through to the quarter finals of the AFC Asian Cup quarter finals after two contrasting performances. Japan cruised past Bahrain 3-1, while Iran was made to fight by Syria, eventually prevailing 5-3 on penalties. Former Syrian international Aatef Jenyat joins us from Souq Waqif to review all the action and talk about his own career playing for Al Karamah and the Syrian national team. PLUS... we also hear from Iran's Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Mehdi Taremi, as well as Japan superstar Takefusa Kubo.
2/1/202419 minutes, 6 seconds
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AFC Asian Cup 2023: Group B Preview

Our countdown to the AFC Asian Cup 2023 continues with a look at Group B featuring Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria and India. Former Socceroo, and Indian Super League commentator, Erik Paartalu, joins us to discuss the prospects of both the Socceroos and Blue Tigers. Plus we discuss what we can expect from Syria and Uzbekistan who will both be without their leading striker for this campaign.
1/9/202439 minutes, 28 seconds
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The ASEAN Game: AFC Cup ASEAN Zone - Group F Preview

Get excited, ladies and gentlemen, the AFC Cup is back for another year. Ryan Walters is back for another episode of The ASEAN Game, and on this episode we dive deep into one of our favourite international tournaments, the AFC Cup. Ryan is joined by Paul Williams, Ivan Gayares, Keesh Sundaresan, Aun Rahman and Rhysh Roshan Rai to run the rule over the ASEAN Zone of this year's competition. In Part 1 we take a look at Group F containing Dynamic Herb Cebu FC (Philippines), Macarthur FC (Australia), Shan United (Myanmar) and Phnom Penh Crown (Cambodia).
9/15/202317 minutes, 22 seconds
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TAG x WWC Podcast: Creating a World Cup legacy

As the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 nears its conclusion ahead of the final between England and Spain on Sunday night, much of the focus will now switch to the legacy this tournament will leave and building on the enormous groundswell of support seen across both Australia and New Zealand. Our very own Alex Bishop, who was in New Zealand following Japan’s fortunes, was lucky enough to be invited to the Manaaki Invitational youth tournament, staged by A-Leagues side Wellington Phoenix and featuring academy teams from the Phoenix, as well as others from Japan and the USA. Alex sat down with Katie Barriott, Women's Football Development Lead at Wellington Phoenix, and Steve Coleman, their Academy Technical Director, to find out more about the tournament and how they'll look to build on the World Cup's success. The Asian Game's coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 is proudly sponsored by SMC.  
8/18/20238 minutes, 50 seconds
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TAG x WWC Podcast: China still alive + Zahra Muzdalifah

China has kept alive their hopes of progression trough to the knockout rounds with an important 1-0 win over Haiti at Hindmarsh Stadium. Paul Williams and Michael Church are at Hindmarsh Stadium to analyse the Chinese victory and look ahead to their heavyweight clash with England. Plus, we speak with Indonesian star Zahra Muzdalifah on her move to Cerezo Osaka and the state of women's football in Indonesia. The Asian Game's coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 is proudly sponsored by SMC.  
7/29/202318 minutes
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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Interview with Chinese international Zhao Yujie

Chinese international Zhao Yujie, who was part of China's extended squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, spoke to The Asian Game Podcast from her home in Shanghai to look at China's campaign at this Women's World Cup. The 24-year-old also detailed why she decided to go through the US College system and her experience at Florida State and looked ahead to what her future holds. The Asian Game's coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 is proudly sponsored by SMC.
7/28/202316 minutes, 19 seconds
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TAG x WWC Podcast: Japan sound warning with five-star performance

On Day 3 of our coverage of this year's FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 we are coming to you LIVE from Adelaide's Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga. Coming to you LIVE from Adelaide's Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, we are joined by leading football executive James Kitching from The FC Sports to discuss the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 and how Australia and Asia can capitalise on its success. We also hear from Vietnamese journalist Hoang Tri Cong from Eden Park after Vietnam's impressive showing against the USA, and Alex Bishop is in Hamilton to provide a report after Japan's thumping 5-0 win over Zambia. The Asian Game's coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 is proudly sponsored by SMC.
7/22/202324 minutes, 1 second
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TAG Podcast: Chinese Shen-sations + Yahya Al-Ghassani

Paul is joined by Michael and Martin to discuss the latest happenings in the world of Asian football, including the start of the FIFA U20 World Cup, Australia's friendly with Argentina in Beijing and Al Ittihad closing in on the Saudi Pro League title. We also speak with Emirati sensation Yahya Al-Ghassani after he helped Shabab Al Ahli break their title drought in the UAE, plus Celtic's Chinese duo Shen Menglu and Shen Mengyu join us to talk about life in Scotland and their hopes for this year's FIFA Women's World Cup.
5/26/202353 minutes, 44 seconds
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TAG Podcast: Urawa crowned Kings of Asia

For the third time in their history, Urawa Red Diamonds are champions of Asia after a 2-1 aggregate victory of Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal. Follow Scott's journey from Tokyo to Saitama for the final where he is joined along the way by Michael Church and Sean Carroll. We also hear from a confident Al Hilal fan pre-game and get all the reaction from the jubilant Urawa players post game with Marius Hoibraten and Alexander Scholz.
5/6/202322 minutes, 40 seconds
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FULL INTERVIEW: Urawa Reds' Alexander Scholz

Just days out from this year's enormous AFC Champions League Final between Al Hilal and Urawa Reds, Alexander Scholz joined us on The Asian Game Podcast to preview this year's final. The Urawa defender speaks about his side's form going in, the turnaround under coach Maciej Skorza and why the ACL means so much to the club.
4/26/202318 minutes, 16 seconds
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TAG Podcast: Indonesia stripped of U20 World Cup | Renard leaves Saudi Arabia | Osama Rashid

Regular guests Wael Jabir and Gabe Tan join us on the pod this week as we discuss all the major issues and topics in Asian football. We discuss in-depth the decision from FIFA to strip Indonesia of the FIFA U20 World Cup with Indonesian journalist Firzie Idris, while we also explore Herve Renard's decision to leave Saudi Arabia. Plus we speak with Iraqi international Osama Rashid about his recall to the national team after an almost four year hiatus.
4/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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TAG Podcast: AFC U20s | Qatar continue to fail | Chaos on Lebanon

Martin Lowe joins us again this week as we look back on the AFC U20 Asian Cup and Uzbekistan, and discuss Russia's involvement in helping get the CAFA Cup off the ground and what it might mean for the AFC. We also speak with Fouad El Fdil, a former coach and scout at Aspire Academy and Sporting Director at Al Gharafa, about the continued failings of Qatari football. Plus we speak with Al Ansar midfielder Yahya El-Hindi about the riotous scenes from Lebanon that decided the title on the final day.
3/17/202359 minutes, 57 seconds
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TAG Podcast: LIVE from Bangkok & Hanoi - AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup Final Preview

Scott and Ryan continue to travel around Southeast Asia, this time finding themselves in Bangkok and Hanoi respectively as they gear up for the huge AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup Final between powerhouse sides Thailand and Vietnam. Can Thailand's power in attack overwhelm Vietnam, or will the Golden Stars' resolute defence - that is yet to concede a goal this tournament - stand tall again? We answer that plus much more.
1/12/202318 minutes, 35 seconds
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TAG EP84 | Asian Cup 2023 | Stefan Mugosa | Is Son Asia's best? | Tando Velaphi

It's a bumper show this week as we discuss the issues surrounding China's withdrawal as host of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup and who might replace them. We also debate whether Son Heung-min can now be regarded as Asia's best ever player, and we hear from Incheon United's Stefan Mugosa and Australian goalkeeper Tando Velaphi.
5/27/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 53 seconds