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Pablo Bateson

Twitter: @PabloFootball

Freelance writer and passionate travelling fan

Pablo's global travels across six continents have included experiencing football in 23 countries. 

Pablo has visited 15 member nations of the  Asian Football Confederation for World Cup qualifiers of the Socceroos, and the epic second leg of the 2014 Asian Champions League final. 

Previously over nearly three decades, Pablo worked in the related fields of sustainability, governance, environment and natural resource management. He had professional policy and management roles at different times in all three levels of government, industry, consulting, the tertiary education sector, and not-for-profit organisations. 

Pablo is passionate about the development of grassroots football programs linked to education, health and well being outcomes for children and disadvantaged communities. This includes building relationships and collaborative projects in the near ASEAN region of the AFC football community, and especially within his second 'adopted home' of Thailand.

Pablo's teams:  Socceroos, Western Sydney Wanderers, Barcelona 

Features by Pablo Bateson

ACL 2019: Buriram turns the heat on yet again

Southerly buster the only winner in Sydney’s opening ACL fixture

‘Football family’ values

A tournament too far?

500 games and still going - in conversation with Alex Jones

Congress Review report highlights risks, challenges and opportunities for fans’ groups

Anything is possible for the Socceroos

No Russia, with love

Hot Buriram night

Vietnamese football a rising star of ASEAN and Asia

Steamy evening in Buriram thwarts Fabio Cannavaro’s goal

2017 in review

Thailand-Japan partnership nurturing kids through football

In conversation with Chonburi’s most passionate fan

Sam’s big night out in Bangkok

Look out Russia - here come the Australians!

Russia 2018 just 90 minutes away

Vale Adam Dunbar

Honduran challenge to rival Montevideo

Thai football rising