After a horrendous 2011 which saw him fighting for his life after a heart-attack, Shin Young-Rok has ended the year on a high, with the Jeju United striker appearing in public as he walks the road to recovery.
FIFA.com’s weekly review of club matters across Asia and Oceania looks at the season-openers in India, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, derby time in Australia, and glory for Korea Republic’s Jeonbuk Motors.
Shin Young-Rok, the Jeju United and Korea Republic striker who suffered an on-field heart attack at the start of May, has come out of a coma and is said to be stable after seven weeks in intensive care.
Domestic football in Asia was this weekend highlighted by Sepahan claiming an unprecedented third title in Iran, with FIFA.com’s regular review also taking in action from Korea Republic, Japan, China PR, Uzbekistan and India.
After a disastrous start to the season for the Suwon Samsung Bluewings, the Korea Republic heavyweights have recovered to have a domestic double and the AFC Champions League title still within their grasp.
FIFA.com reflects on opening-round action in Argentina and Australia, the frontrunners impressing in Brazil and Mexico, and new leaders emerging in Japan and Korea Republic.