Qatari teenager Akram Afif's signing with Villarreal could open the way for other Asian players in La Liga, writes John Duerden.
While welcoming the end of Indonesia's FIFA ban after almost a year, Asia's ruling body, the AFC, warned against stepping out of line in the future.
Indonesia government hopes FIFA can overturn their global ban at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico later this week.
Indonesia wants former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho to train its beleaguered national football team, the country's sports minister said on Tuesday.
Philippines moved up one spot to their all-time best FIFA ranking of 115th in the world, while Singapore and Malaysia remained unchanged.