Cambodia, Malaysia and Philippines are out of the AFF Suzuki Cup but some individuals from these nations shone at the group stages. Could these players appear on our shores to breathe life into the ailing S.League?
Earlier this week, Thailand coach Kiatisuk Senamuang told FourFourTwo he wants to see more of his players head overseas. All 23 War Elephants at the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup play at home. A few heading elsewhere would surely be healthy, but which ones? And where to?
We’re down to the final four in this year’s AFF Suzuki Cup, with Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar all vying for the ultimate prize. Ahead of this weekend’s semi-final first legs, we’ve taken a look at each country’s tournament history…
With a 100 per cent record in the competition, group winners Thailand and Vietnam will be favourites as they take on Myanmar and Indonesia respectively in the final four.Here FourFourTwo takes a look at how the four teams fared in the group stage.
“I can’t describe the feelings I had at fulltime; I looked at the crowd and they couldn’t believe it was real. There were 40,000 inside the stadium but all of the country was outside – there were millions of people in Hanoi on the streets, including children with flags, and everybody wanted to feel this moment.”
Malaysia exited the AFF Suzuki Cup at the group stage for the first time since 200 and this was not surprising since they fielded a team largely made up of fringe players. Some turned up, some didn’t. Who are they? FFT grades the players individually...
Thai coach Kiatisuk Senamuang and Indonesian star Irfan Bachdim have both backed Chanathip Songkrasin to prove a hit in the J-League if, as seems increasingly likely, the star playmaker moves to Japan.