Sports have the power to connect people's hearts. Sports harbor the possibility to give birth to new encounters, and can create opportunities for international exchange beyond the barriers of language. With the increasing enrichment of people's living standards, interest towards culture and sports is increasing.
Under the terms of the agreement, PLUS will be able to use the AFF Suzuki Cup event mark across its marketing platforms and market co-branded isotonic drinks at the tournament. In addition, PLUS will be prominently featured on official tournament collateral as well as pitch-side advertising boards across the match venues located in 11 ASEAN countries. We applaud their dedication in developing sport across the region and are undeniably proud to partner such an established brand.
NDO — Stars under the national senior football team, who are over the age of 22, are having a great change to join the men's football at the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian SEA Games in the Philippines later this year. According to the new rules announced by the organisers, the men's football at the 30th SEA Games will be the arena for the regional U22 teams. However, a new feature is that each team is allowed to register up to two players over 22 years of age in their squad.
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Whether we want to admit it or not, most of the popular sports played around the world are the products of Western civilisation. But what did we do to break some sweat before the Europeans brought football and badminton to Southeast Asia? Yes, we do have our own sports, games that are unique to the Southeast Asian region.
Thailand lost embarrassingly to India,after which it took down Bahrain, 1-nil. A win will not be enough—it will also entail a huge scoreline to advance. In their second fixture, the Vietnamese were defeated by Iran,
Football is being seen as a means of attaining soft-power and as a means of establishing oneself in the world. And maybe, soon enough, Asia will become one of the more prominent continents in football. On that note, we look at five footballers who have Southeast Asian roots and are plying their trade in Europe.
Australia has long had a mixed relationship with Southeast Asia. There has been much talk in Canberra of forging closer ties with the region of around million people to the north and the benefits this would bring economically, diplomatically and politically. Actions have not always matched the rhetoric but football may be able to show the way.
T he biggest and loudest game anywhere this week is in Indonesia. Eighty-thousand fans are expected to pack the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta to watch the national team take on neighbouring Malaysia as World Cup qualification in Asia gets into gear. Singapore and Malaysia have a deep-rooted and complex relationship but there is hostility when Indonesia and Malaysia come together.
Australia's decision to turn it's nose at Asian football has been a monumental missed opportunity for the A-League but Southeast Asia could still prove to be the competition's saving grace. Imagine if from the A-League's inception inthe competition had cleverly placed itself as a place for players from the massive continent to the north to test themselves, especially those from Southeast Asia. Not only would the league had offer a great challenge in a fantastic environment on and off the pitchit served as an English-speaking halfway house between Asia and Europe for those that had such ambitions. At first the players would've been at the opposite end of their careers -starting out or winding down - but as some thrived, better and better athletes could be attracted.