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511dJohn Duerden

Philippines qualify for first Asian Cup

The Philippines qualifying for their first-ever Asian Cup, boosts football in a country where boxing, basketball and billiards rule the sports scene.

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579dESPN Staff

Malaysia, Singapore slide in FIFA rankings

Malaysia and Singapore fell one spot each in the latest FIFA rankings to reach historical lows of 175th and 173rd respectively.

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616dPaul Murphy

Malaysia coach Tan prepared for wild ride

Tan Cheng Hoe says he's prepared for 'anything and everything' as coach as he tries to turn around a team who haven't won a match in more than a year.

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620dPaul Murphy

Tan needs time to 'recover' Malaysia - Ong

Malaysia Under-23 boss Ong Kim Swee says he is confident of a bright future working with Tan Cheng Hoe, the new head coach of the senior team.

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623dPaul Murphy

Winless coach Nelo Vingada exits Malaysia

Malaysia head coach Nelo Vingada resigned on Wednesday following just seven winless months in charge, and six defeats in seven matches.

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623dPaul Murphy

Malaysia promote Tan Cheng Hoe to coach

Former assistant Tan Cheng Hoe was named the new head coach of Malaysia on Thursday, just a day after the resignation of Portugal's Nelo Vingada.

631dPaul Murphy

Asian Cup will spark football boom - AFC

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have revealed ambitious plans to use the expanded 2019 Asian Cup to make football Asia's number one sport.

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631dKenneth Tan

Faris beaten by Nagasaki to top FAS award

Home United's Faris Ramli was pipped to S.League Player of the Year by Kento Nagasaki, of Albirex Niigata (S) at the inaugural FAS Nite 2017 on Monday

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635dESPN Staff

FIFA rankings: Malaysia fall to record low

Malaysia's miserable year got even worse as they fell four places, below Singapore, and dropped to an all-time low FIFA ranking of 174.

638dPaul Murphy

JDT ace Hariss to benefit from MSL rule

The Malaysia Super League will introduce a squad place for an ASEAN player in 2018, which helps Singapore midfielder Hariss Harun who returns to JDT.

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643dPaul Murphy

Mou couldn't stop Malaysia defeats - Satia

Not even Jose Mourinho could have led Malaysia to Asian Cup victories over North Korea and Lebanon, says ex-national boss B. Satianathan.

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644dMichael Church

Hong Kong fans renew anthem protest

Before the match against Lebanon, some turned their back on flag as China's anthem was played.

644dKenneth Tan

Winless Sundram to focus on Suzuki Cup

Coach V. Sundramoorthy is now looking ahead to the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup after Singapore failed in their quest to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup.

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644dPaul Murphy

Philippines blow chance to make Asian Cup

Philippines blew a chance to seal their place at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as they laboured to a 0-0 draw in Nepal and will now have to wait until March.

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644dKenneth Tan

Singapore fold after Irfan injury vs. Bahrain

Singapore's hopes of qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup went up in smoke after a disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Bahrain on Tuesday night.

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645dPaul Murphy

Winless Vingada wants to stay for AFF Cup

Malaysia boss Nelo Vingada has vowed to fight on, despite failing to win any of his first seven matches and wants to stay on for the 2018 AFF Cup.

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646dPaul Murphy

Malaysia lose again, exit Asian Cup race

Malaysia are officially out of contention for a place at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after North Korean striker Kim Yu-song's first half hat trick.

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646dPaul Murphy

TMJ to review Malaysia flops, boss Vingada

FAM boss TMJ will discuss the Malaysia national team after the second game of their Asian Cup qualifying double header vs. North Korea on Monday.

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647dPaul Murphy

Malaysia to ring changes for Asian qualifier

Nelo Vingada will ring the changes for Malaysia's Asian Cup qualifier against North Korea on Monday after Friday's 4-1 defeat to the same opponents.

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648dMichael Church

Hong Kong may face action on China boos

Disgruntled football fans run the risk of further action being taken against the Hong Kong Football Association by the Asian Football Confederation.

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649dPaul Murphy

Malaysia thrashed 4-1 by North Korea

Malaysia's 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying hopes lie in tatters after they were outclassed in a 4-1 defeat to North Korea.

651dKenneth Tan

Hafiz Sujad: 'I want to score more goals'

Tampines Rovers winger Hafiz Sujad is raring to go for Singapore, and targeting more goals, in upcoming internationals against Lebanon and Bahrain.

AFC Cup Q Standings

Kyrgyz Republic6411+613
Corea del Norte6321+311
Hong Kong6123-35
Chinese Taipei6303-59