Football Channel Network expands with launch of Indonesian Edition

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - DECEMBER 20:  General view of the stadium during the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup 2nd leg final match between Malaysia and Thailand at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on December 20, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

With the opening of Football Channel Indonesia on September 1, we are proud to introduce our Asian network with a few words from the staff who have worked tirelessly to build it:

Football Channel began in 2012 with our Japanese edition. Since then, we have expanded our network across Asia through our Asian (English), Thai, and Vietnamese editions. We’re very happy to be able to share our passion for football with even more fans in Asia following the launch of our Indonesian edition. We look forward to building more bridges across Asia through football and thank you for your support.








Michio Ueda

Chief Editor, Football Channel Japan

With the opening of Indonesia on September 1, 2016, we are kicking off our fifth fully-operational edition in Asia. Following our flagship Japanese edition, our two Southeast Asian sites in Thailand and Vietnam have been active since 2015, while our English-language edition dedicated to Asian football launched in 2014.

The people behind this dream becoming reality are young, skilled and dedicated Asian journalists, whose passion for their local league and national team matches their love of global football. They strive every day toward one goal: to create sustainable, independent sites which provide clear, honest and entertaining content.

The simple and beautiful idea behind Football Channel’s Asian network is about giving football to those who love it, and building a community that goes beyond borders.

As our family keeps growing, I truly hope that all of you will want to be a part of it, whether that be as a contributor, sponsor, or simply as one of our many loyal readers.







Cesare Polenghi
Managing Editor, Football Channel

On September 1st 2016, Football Channel Indonesia will become the newest member of the Football Channel family. As the third edition in Southeast Asia following Thailand and Vietnam, Football Channel Indonesia will provide a portal to domestic and overseas football both laid back in tone but still serious and reliable.

In line with our motto, “We live for football,” our goal in establishing Football Channel Indonesia is to bring the latest news as well as unique perspectives on the sport to everyone in Indonesia. We also hope to be a go-to source of information for futsal news as well as provide an outlet for football-related communities which have played an important part in the sport’s growth.

Our vision is to be the best football and futsal portal that will always give latest and fresh information for football maniacs in Indonesia. This vision is a big dream for us, and we hope for support, feedback, and contribution from the people of Indonesia and our colleagues from across Asia in making this dream a reality.








Mochamad Aby
Chief Editor, Football Channel Indonesia

Football Channel Thailand launched in November 2015 with a staff of talented football journalists. We regularly publish news and feature focusing on Thai, ASEAN football, Asian, and world football. Our intent is to provide all-around content in order to connect local and global football. Moreover, football can also connect with culture in the form of manga, video games, music and movies. We want to make fans aware of all of these connections.

With our wide variety of content, Football Channel Thailand aims to be the best football website in Thailand. In the future, we hope that we will be the first choice Thai football fans and that our wonderful network will grow.












Maruak Tanniyom

Chief Editor, Football Channel Thailand

Football has always been a passion in Vietnam. Millions celebrated when Vietnam first won the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup. While that success has not been repeated since then, the love for our national team and local football has never faded. At Football Channel Vietnam, we are always looking to share that same passion with our audience. With in-depth knowledge and a strong network of journalists, our efforts devoted to building a website with the best content focusing on Vietnamese football. But our mission goes beyond that.

In recent years, the lack of Asian football coverage from other sites despite undeniably growing interest. With the help of our friends from every part of the continent, Football Channel Vietnam is able to build a bridge between Vietnamese audience and Asian football. We are proud to be the first site in Vietnam to provide such particular coverage and happy that our contents have been welcomed by enthusiastic readers.








Erick Bui
Chief Editor, Football Channel Vietnam

Regarding Asian Football Critique

First published in June 2015 by Kanzen and featuring top writers both local and overseas, Asian Football Critique is the first Japanese-language magazine dedicated to Asian football. The publication covers all aspects of the beautiful game in Asia, including the continent’s top players and clubs as well as in-depth looks at supporter culture and football business.