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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

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 →

AFC Cup Format Improvements Needed for ASEAN Clubs’ Benefit

(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 →

How Southeast Asian Clubs Can Prosper in Asia

(Headline Photo Credit: Muangthong United) Muangthong United kept Thailand’s – and Southeast Asia’s – flag flying high in the AFC Champions League on 26 April when they defeated Australian side Brisbane Roar 3-0 at home in their penultimate group stage... Continue Reading →

Southeast Asia in AFC 2015 Review: Much Promise with Johor Darul Ta’zim Making History

AseanBola reviews Southeast Asia's overall and individual showings in what was a year of tremendous breakthrough in the 2015 AFC Cup, especially for Malaysia club representatives Pahang and eventual tournament champions Johor Darul Ta'zim.

Can Thailand Finally Scale Beyond SEA Heights?

(Headline Photo Credit: Asean Football Federation) Football fans in Thailand are having it awesome these days. The good days of Thai football are back following the exploits of national and club sides in Southeast Asia and beyond in the first... Continue Reading →

Money Talks, But Vision and Action Talk Louder As Johor Reach Asian Club Semis

(Headline Photo Credit: Free Malaysia Today) Years of long suffering in Malaysia football were recently alleviated when Johor Darul Ta’zim made history by becoming the first club to reach the semi-finals of the AFC Cup since the inauguration of the... Continue Reading →

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