Malaysia

24 July 2017
Malaysia qualified for the AFC Under-23 Championship in China for the first time over the weekend, bringing cheer to football fans in the country. Here FourFourTwo looks at five other times there were something to cheer about in Malaysian football in recent years.
Two month-long breaks in 2017, outside of the post-season holidays, resulted in a tight fixture list for Malaysia Super League (MSL) teams. Such a common issue in Malaysian football over the years, will it improve in 2018?
23 July 2017
Former Thai national team coach Kiatisuk Senamuang recently took up his next role, guiding local side Port FC. But FourFourTwo columnist John Duerden says ‘Zico’ should have set his sights higher…
22 July 2017
The Thailand Under-22 side never looked like dropping points against their Malaysian counterparts at the ongoing AFC Under-23 qualifiers in Bangkok, strolling to a 3-0 display after a one-sided match that exposed where the two countries stood in football.
22 July 2017
Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) flexed its muscles and handed Pahang coach Dollah Salleh a 18-month ban and RM30, 000 fine for his post-match comments following the Elephants’ 2-1 loss to Felda United in the Malaysia Super League (MSL) on July 1.
21 July 2017
The supply of Southeast Asian talents to stronger football leagues across the globe has been reduced to a mere trickle in recent times. Considering the passion for the sport in the region, the current situation is unacceptable, as Scott McIntyre reports...
21 July 2017
Often described as the sleeping giant of Southeast Asian football, we’re about to get a taste of just how far the Philippines have stirred as they face two huge tournaments over the next month.
21 July 2017
“Hail King James” was the headline splashed across the backpage of The Star in Malaysia on April 7, 1980. It wasn't the first time it had been used, but it had never been more apt after James Wong scored the goal to defeat South Korea – yes, South Korea – to send his nation to the 1980 Olympics.
20 July 2017
It was an ambitious exercise - could we produce a list of the biggest impacts ever made by Southeast Asian footballers overseas? At FourFourTwo, we never shy away from a challenge...
20 July 2017
While few ASEAN footballers have truly made an impact on distant shores, many of the best to have kicked a ball in the region can tell stories of how they almost ended up far away. FourFourTwo recalls some of those who didn't quite make it on foreign land...

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