Hines Ward on his first return to South Korea in 2006: "It made me really proud of my Korean side and I am still grateful to the Korean people for their continued support and love."
Few Asian countries have a national team to root for, but the 2014 World Cup has become the source of festivities across the continent.
Visal Shah sheds light on some of the strategies that are helping the NFL move successfully into both East Asia and the digital sphere.
The first Vietnamese player in National Football League history is now a sports talk radio personality in San Antonio.
Iranian men with faces painted in the colours of their national flag attend their national team's friendly football match against Brazil in Abu Dhabi on October 7, 2010
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