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2020: Southeast Asia Football (Almost) Overcame COVID-19

2020 saw the Southeast Asian football calendar turned topsy-turvy as the COVID-19 pandemic forced rescheduling of fixtures with eventual successfully-concluded seasons. It came at the cost of international football and domestic cups though. Here's the chronicling of an eventful year. #ASEANFootball #COVID-19

Matsui’s Saigon Move, V.League’s Gamechanger?

Daisuke Matsui's move to V.League 1 side Saigon FC is the highest-profile foreign transfer in more than a decade, but can he live up to expectations and fulfill the on-pitch ambassadorial role for his new employers?

Rajagobal Uplift For Brunei Football

The appointment of AFF Championship-winning head coach K Rajagobal could be the masterstroke that will lift Brunei towards becoming a credible Southeast Asian football nation under his guidance.

5 Challenges in Pandemic-Affected AFF Suzuki Cup

The global pandemic COVID-19 has forced the postponement of the biennial AFF Suzuki Cup to 2021. The long-lasting effects of the virus in Southeast Asian football goes beyond the scheduling as AseanBola analyses the impact it has on the regional flagship regional tournament.

From Closed Door to Shutdown: How COVID-19 Forced Southeast Asia into Football Inactivity

Despite attempts to keep football going during the early outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, things changed following the declaration of the virus as a pandemic, with dominoes falling and eventually leading to a blanket Southeast Asian football shutdown by the end of March 2020 in the space of less than a fortnight. #COVID19 #ASEANFootball

COVID-19 v SARS: Pandemic Impact on Southeast Asian Football

(Main Photo: AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal group stage action taking place in Cambodia in the midst of the global and regional COVID-19 outbreak on 10 March. Photo Credit: the-afc.com) Southeast Asia is feeling the brunt of the outbreak of the... Continue Reading →

Teerasil Dangda’s Last-chance Overseas Gamble

Having failed to impress in his first Japanese stint and previous European sojourns, veteran Thailand striker Teerasil Dangda’s permanent transfer to struggling J1 League side Shimizu S-Pulse represents the final throw of the dice to make an impact overseas and... Continue Reading →

What’s Next for Southeast Asia after Phenomenal Asian Under-23s’ Showing?

The outstanding performances of Malaysia and Vietnam in the recently-concluded AFC Under-23 Championships in China were appropriately lauded, but it is time for Southeast Asia to assert themselves on the pitch beyond results and the regional village mindset in the... Continue Reading →

Engaging Grassroots Through Selangor Champions League

(Selangor Champions League 2017 Winners Axis O2 PJ FC. Headline Photo Credit: Football Selangor) The successful conclusion of the second edition of grassroots football tournament, the Selangor Champions League, has demonstrated that the locals use football to work together for... Continue Reading →

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