There are plenty of local rivalries at play in Group A of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup. ESPN FC runs the rule over the five hopefuls:
Form: The exploits of the under-23 team this year have been a very welcome piece of good news that has helped lift some of the gloom in Malaysian football. There have been signs of progression under manager Tan Cheng Hoe, but November's tournament is a major test.
Coach: Tan Cheng Hoe. Thoughtful and studious, Tan is well-liked by the players but that won't...
Myanmar striker Aung Thu has become the latest player to benefit from the Thai League's (T1) new ASEAN player quota by joining Police Tero.
The 21-year-old leaves Myanmar champions Yadanarbon, a year after he was first linked with a move to Thailand.
The move was confirmed on the Thai League website after reports that a deal had been reached came out of Myanmar.
Tero -- previously known as BEC Tero Sasana -- will be hoping that the striker can lift the attacking prowess of a side who scored just...
Philippines blew a great chance to seal their place at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as they laboured to a 0-0 draw in Nepal.
The Azkals will now have to avoid defeat at home to Tajikistan in next March's final Group F fixture after Tajikistan and Yemen also played out a goalless draw. Thomas Dooley's side remain two points clear at the top of the group and favourites to progress to their first-ever Asian Cup finals.
However, a draw at a country 60 places below them in the FIFA rankings is a major...
Vietnam are on the verge of qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after they went joint top of Group B with a dominant 5-0 victory over Cambodia in Hanoi.
The result gave Park Hang-Seo the perfect platform from which to seal qualification for the continental championship when he takes over as head coach this week. Three points at home to Afghanistan next month would book their ticket to United Arab Emirates in Jan. 2019.
South Korean Park was in attendance as Thanh Dinh's deflected effort put...