5 Biggest Asian Football Stars Right Now and 5 to Watch

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5 Biggest Asian Football Stars Right Now and 5 to Watch
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Once considered little more than a football backwater, the growth of the game in Asia over the last 10 years has been astonishing. The region now boasts one of the largest audiences for leagues in England, Italy and Spain; and this growth has been accompanied by the arrival of many quality stars who come to test themselves against the world's best. 

Bleacher Report identifies some of the best players from countries such as Japan, South Korea and Oman, who star in Europe's most competitive leagues and enjoy idol status back home in the national side. 

Furthermore, we take a look into the future to identify the bright talents who could soon be joining their illustrious colleagues at the top of world football... 

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