North Korea against South Korea. It can’t get any more tense and interesting than this. It is the South’s first visit to Pyongyang in almost 30 years, this time for a crucial World Cup qualifier. To celebrate this big event, we examined the football history of the the Korean peninsula.
Uzbekistan and Hector Cuper are a match made in heaven: A national team that gets close to its goals yet fails every time, and a coach that does exactly the same with his previous teams. Perhaps a double negative will lead to a positive, as the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers is looming.
Right before the upcoming second stage of the Asian World Cup qualifiers, Sri Lanka goalkeeper Sujan Perera talked with Jinseong Kim for BabaGol about the national team, football in the islands, and much more.
Chinese football is starving for success. After some recent unsuccessful attempts to improve the local players and national team, Chinese officials turned to a more traditional and popular method used around the world: Naturalizing foreign players.
Timor-Leste made a decent World Cup qualifiers run four years ago until their opponents found the reason behind that. After they got punished by the AFC and FIFA, now it was their former rivals’ chance to exact revenge.