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3dJohn Duerden

Vietnam to test Malaysia's AFF credentials

Malaysia are moving forward but don't yet have the look of AFF Cup champions. Vietnam will show just how close, or far away, they are.

Malaysia take care of business against Laos (1:49)
Honda's Cambodia soundly beaten by Myanmar (2:07)
Singapore edge past Indonesia (1:26)
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6dReuters

AFF: Singapore win; Adisak scores six

Hariss Harun scored the only goal of the game as Singapore surprised 2016 finalists Indonesia; Adisak Kraisorn fired six goals for Thailand.

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8dJohn Duerden

Keisuke Honda coaching Cambodia via video

Malaysia's hopes of kicking off their AFF Cup with a win over Cambodia have been boosted by confirmation that mentor Keisuke Honda will be absent.

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26dJohn Duerden

AFF Cup's importance to world football is growing

In mid-December, the biggest game in world football will not be staged in the strongholds of Europe or South America - it will be in Southeast Asia.

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40dJohn Duerden

Low expectations for Fandi Ahmad's Singapore

Singapore legend Fandi Ahmad has a short contract but he should use that as a positive. Expectations are low and he will not be blamed for failure.

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44dJohn Duerden

Tan Cheng Hoe slowly returning Malaysia to form

For coach Tan Cheng Hoe, the AFF Cup offers a chance to show progress with a young side and right the ship after an awful period in team history.

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298dMichael Church

Ong proves Malaysia doubters wrong

The quarterfinal run of Malaysia at the AFC U23 Championship helped coach Ong Kim Swee prove his doubters wrong, including FAM boss and JDT owner TMJ.

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313dMichael Church

Five 2018 wishes for Philippines football

Qualifying for the Asian Cup will be first priority for Philippines, followed by Suzuki Cup success. Five 2018 Philippines wishes by Michael Church.

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315dESPN Staff

Sundram to 'track' Singapore stars abroad

Coach V. Sundramoorthy is set to rack up plenty of air miles in 2018 as he monitors the Lions' overseas talent before November's AFF Suzuki Cup.

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316dSteve Darby

Five 2018 wishes for Vietnam football

Hanoi-based coach Steve Darby gives his five Vietnam football wishes for 2018 as the Golden Stars aim for a second AFF Suzuki Cup title in December.

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318dPaul Murphy

Five Thailand football wishes for 2018

Paul Murphy shares five wishes for Thailand football in 2018 as the Southeast Asian champions chase a third consecutive AFF Suzuki Cup title.

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318dPaul Murphy

PKNS fans must be 'realistic' - Rajagobal

Coach K. Rajagobal, who guided Malaysia to the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, says fans at his new club PKNS FC must be 'realistic' for the 2018 MSL season.

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337dJohn Duerden

'Malaysia won't become Kedah' - coach Tan

Don't expect overnight success, or for Malaysia to replicate the Cup glory of his former club team Kedah, says new national boss Tan Cheng Hoe.