30 August 2017
A first half own-goal by Haziq Nadzli decided the SEA Games final as Thailand defeated Malaysia 1-0, leaving the hosts heartbroken. Malaysia Under-22 coach Ong Kim Swee admitted it was a painful defeat, but pleaded that the young custodian not be crucified.
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?
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.
22 June 2017
Defending champions Thailand will start the 2017 SEA Games as hot favourites for gold, but Malaysia under-22 coach Ong Kim Swee has plans in place to try to upset the formbook and repeat the success he enjoyed back in 2011, as he told Vijhay Vick...
31 January 2016
Takuma Asano’s brace ensured Japan will travel to the Olympic Games as Asian champions as he inspired his team to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over South Korea in Saturday's AFC U23 Championship final.
29 January 2016
South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong knows some of the shine of qualifying for the Olympic Games will be lost if his side are incapable of defeating great rivals Japan in the final of the AFC Under-23 Championship in Doha on Saturday.
27 January 2016
Japan and South Korea will contest the final of the AFC U23 Championship on Saturday after both picked up semi-final wins over Iraq and Qatar respectively.
25 January 2016
Makoto Teguramori will be hoping it’s third time lucky for his Japan side against Iraq on Tuesday evening when the teams go head-to-head in the semi-finals of the AFC Under-23 Championship.
24 January 2016
Asian football superpowers Japan and South Korea remain on track to meet in the final of the AFC Under-23 Championship, and book berths at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, after seeing off Iran and Jordan respectively in the quarter-finals in Qatar.
22 January 2016
Thailand will not be at the 2016 Olympic Games after crashing out of the AFC U23 Championship group stages, but John Duerden says that doesn’t mean the country should deviate from its current path.


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