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
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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 →
(Headline Photo Credit: Home United Football Club) With a major overhaul in the competition structure of Asia’s second-tier club competition the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup this year, Southeast Asian club football enters into a new realm of uncertainty. Gone... Continue Reading →
While overseas tours by football clubs have been growing in numbers and miles since the early half of the 20th century, it is in the 21st century when they take a commercial dimension as the big-name teams travel beyond their... Continue Reading →
(Headline Photo Credit: Buriram United) The 2015 AFC Champions League (ACL) was a forgettable campaign for Southeast Asia as none of the regional representatives advanced beyond the group stage for the second successive year. Automatic first round entrants Becamex Binh... Continue Reading →