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Malaysia U-23 coach Ong Kim Swee is facing a selection dilemma for the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Indonesia in August.
14 February 2018
Safawi Rasid first came to prominence during his second season in Malaysian football back in 2016. But Safawi, named our Rising Star in the inaugural FourFourTwo Southeast Asian football awards, says an incident later that same year spurred him to reach greater heights...
13 February 2018
For the first time, we have come up with our best footballers, teams and coaches in the inaugural FourFourTwo Southeast Asian Football Awards, honouring the achievements of our region for their efforts over the last calendar year. It should come as no surprise that one nation in particular dominated this year’s winners...
6 February 2018
It's awards season around the globe, particularly among the world's best actors, and we at FourFourTwo thought it was about time we rewarded the best footballers for their exploits in Southeast Asia. So here we present the nominees, including National Team Of The Year, Young Player Of The Year and the coveted Player Of The Year award...
23 September 2017
The last year has been a turbulent ride for Ong Kim Swee. Promoted to head coach of the Malaysian national team, he was then demoted to the under-22 side before finding redemption at the SEA Games. He joined FourFourTwo’s Vijhay Vick for a wide-ranging interview.
31 August 2017
The dust has settled and the Malaysian under-22 side will have to be content with the SEA Games silver medal. While some of Ong Kim Swee’s men may feel they could have done more, there were those that excelled in this FourFourTwo report card.
30 August 2017
Ong Kim Swee started the year still bearing the brunt of some heavy criticism for Malaysia's poor AFF Suzuki Cup performance. Eight months later he is being lauded for his work at the SEA Games. Here John Duerden delves deeper into an odd year for the Malaysian mentor...
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.
29 August 2017
Malaysia’s SEA Games gold medal aspirations were not meant to be despite a good performance by Ong Kim Swee’s charges at Shah Alam Stadium, holding their own for most parts of the 1-0 defeat to Thailand on Tuesday. Vijhay Vick dishes out the grades.
29 August 2017
A desperately unlucky error committed by Malaysian goalkeeper Haziq Nadzli has handed Thailand a 1-0 victory and a third straight SEA Games gold medal, dashing the hopes of the host nation.

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