Poverty, a cholera outbreak, destroyed infrastructure and trouble everyday. Yemen has endured a traumatic period but their football scene is doing better than it should be. Against all odds, this nation is excelling.
We spoke to Stephen Ganavas, one of the men behind the famous Scouted Football who passionately provide updates on the best of the game’s under-23s.
From the depths to the top of the Asian throne within two decades, we investigate how Japan saved their football and became a powerhouse in the region.