Fiercest football rivalries in Asia?

Discussion in 'Asian Football Confederation' started by Farhad Khan, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Farhad Khan

    Farhad Khan Member

    Jul 27, 2008
    Asia
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    #1 Farhad Khan, Mar 27, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016
    According to this recent article by The Telegraph: China vs. S. Korea, Japan vs. S. Korea, and Iran vs. Saudi Arabia are among the 20 fiercest international football rivalries.

    However, I think that's pretty historical and political. Or maybe these sides have not been able to face each other as much as fans would have desired.

    Which match ups do you guys think are the fiercest football rivalries in Asia or have potential to be one? (AFC has changed a bit with Australia joining in and Saudi going into a coma.) :D

    Keep the banters fruitful but friendly. :D Refrain from personal insults.
     
  2. Football Asia

    Football Asia Member

    Oct 17, 2014
    Thailand vs Korea
     
  3. Farhad Khan

    Farhad Khan Member

    Jul 27, 2008
    Asia
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Iran's rivalry with Saudi has died down but has the potential to turn into something else both in ACL and WCQ if they're grouped together. The Saudis recently mixed politics into football as well wanting to play on neutral grounds saying Iran is dangerous for them when Iran is hosting games for themselves, Iraqis, and Afghans. AFC granted them their wish. Although, it will on neutral grounds...this will turn into something.

    Iran could also potentially have a rivalry with Australia but they just don't seem to play each other. :D

    Iran vs. S. Korea: I've had enough of it. Another WCQ group with them and I'll start having white hair considering how the last games went both prior, during, and post. Too much drama.
     
  4. Zandi360

    Zandi360 Member+

    Dec 10, 2013
    Club:
    Sepahan
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Korea Republic vs Korea DPR? :D
     
  5. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    The potential meaningful rivalries for me are Iran vs S.Korea and Japan vs Australia. But the most entertaining real rivalry is Japan vs S.Korea in my opinion. (it is old, politically charged with a history of bad blood, both teams are almost equal in term of power now, and it goes beyond football...basketball, volleyball, etc)
     
  6. killaorca

    killaorca Red Card

    AFC Ajax
    May 11, 2010
    Pacific Ocean
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    The fuk? China and Korea???
    Dude they've only beaten us once. North Korea is a more challenging rival than China.
     
  7. Yas-The-Gunner

    Aug 2, 2006
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Iraq vs Kuwait, although not so much nowadays, used to be one of the fiercest rivalries. Still is a fierce rivalry, always look forward to playing them
     
  8. MVP#3

    MVP#3 Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United Arab Emirates
    Kuwait vs Saudi Arabia if we are talking about rivalries in Asia
     
  9. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Pakistan vs Afghanistan.
     
  10. MVP#3

    MVP#3 Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United Arab Emirates
    the article listed Denmark v Sweden among the top 20 :coffee:
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  11. RickChelsea

    RickChelsea Member

    Sep 28, 2008
    sidknee
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mozambique
    for a decade now most australians probably consider japan our direct rivals because weve played them quite a lot over the last 10 years from internationals to juniors, and even club football. dunno if japanese fans look at it the same way

    in recent times south korea has become a rival of ours culminating in the asian cup final, but again not sure how their fans feel about us, but this is all from an australian point of view
     
  12. rhj99

    rhj99 Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    #12 rhj99, Mar 30, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
    There is no rivalry between S. Korea and China. :confused: Out of all foreigners, Chinese hate Japanese the most. I mean all Northeast Asian countries have something against Japan with the exception of Taiwan (aka Japan's dog) because Japan colonized the region and they haven't apologized to the victims unlike their former ally (Nazi) Germany.

    Southeast Asian countries also experienced the Japanese colonial rule. But Japan spent tons of money in the region and they were brainwashed into being pro-Japan.

    Until the fall of the Imperial Japan, Japanese were psychopaths and thought other Asians were nothing but sub-human.
     
  13. Tanuki

    Tanuki New Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    Club:
    Jubilo Iwata
    #13 Tanuki, Apr 11, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016
    :ROFLMAO:

    Japanese leaders apologized time and time again.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan

    On the other hand, European countries have never said sorry to former their colonies. When was the last time UK apologized to India? When was the last time France apologized to Algeria?
     
  14. Parisian75

    Parisian75 Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Lebanon vs Kuwait
     
  15. greenlion

    greenlion Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    CHINA
    Club:
    Beijing Guoan
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    All these apologize are "Personal" not "Official"
     
  16. rhj99

    rhj99 Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Britain's treatment of Indians was no where near as atrocious as the treatment of civilians by the Japanese army. There was no equivalent to the rape of Nanking, Unit731, Bataan Death March etc in British India.

    Japanese army used Indians for target practice when they invaded British India in 1942.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/india/comments/2v9nrn/japanese_troops_using_indian_pows_for_target/
    http://i.imgur.com/LBhOnm4.jpg

    Just read their comments.
     
  17. Tanuki

    Tanuki New Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    Club:
    Jubilo Iwata
  18. Tanuki

    Tanuki New Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    Club:
    Jubilo Iwata
    Japan didn't enslave Black people.
     
  19. Amir14

    Amir14 Member

    Mar 10, 2012
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Iran vs Korea rivalry is almost dead. It will end if we enjoy the fifth consecutive victory over them.
     
  20. nalove

    nalove New Member

    Sep 8, 2016
    What are famous club rivalries in Asia?
     
  21. Borah

    Borah Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    I don't blame them. Japan has been always friendly towards us since before Indian independence. They helped India to gain independence during World War 2 by supporting our freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

    Not Gandhi but Japan Kicked out Britain from India
    http://indiafacts.org/not-gandhi-but-japan-kicked-out-britain-from-india/

    Iran has one of the greatest rivalries in the world
     
  22. mehdi11

    mehdi11 Member

    Jul 2, 2006
    London
    Biggest rivalry is Iran vs Iraq if this forum is anything to go by
     
  23. viva_iran

    viva_iran Member

    Iran
    Apr 4, 2017
    There is no rivalry between Iran (22th in the world) and Iraq (80th). Know your place. Thanks.
     

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