Vietnam's hearts were broken as Andrey Sidorov struck the winning goal in the final minute of extra-time to give Uzbekistan victory in a snowy AFC U23 Championship final in China.
The Southeast Asian side had recovered from conceding an early goal to Rustamjon Ashurmatov's header as Quang Hai struck a superb free kick to level the score at 1-1.
It remained deadlocked until the 119th minute, when Sidirov, who had just come on as a substitute, volleyed home from close range to seal the title for the...
Singapore and Malaysia have slipped to new lows in the latest FIFA rankings after both endured a miserable 2017.
Neither side won a fixture last year, as they fell out of contention for a place at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
This performance was reflected in the updated list, which saw both countries drop one more spot to establish new all-time lows.
Singapore now sit in 173rd place, while the Harimau Malaya are two places beneath them at 175.
The rankings stress the scale of the task facing Malaysia's...
Vietnam survived a second onslaught from Syria to claim the point they needed to join Malaysia in the AFC U23 quarterfinals in China.
The two nations progressed to the last eight, while 2016 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games champions Thailand were eliminated.
A goalless draw was enough for the Vietnamese to finish the group as runners-up to South Korea -- the home country of their head coach Park Hang-Seo.
The Koreans survived a fightback from Australia to win Group D's other game 3-2. South Korea now...
Malaysia coach Ong Kim Swee paid tribute to the character of his history-making team ahead of Saturday's quarterfinal in the AFC U23 Championship in China.
In their first-ever appearance in the tournament, the Southeast Asian minnows secured a place in the last eight with a stunning 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Kunshan on Tuesday evening.
Danial Amier Norhisham's goal, and a resilient defensive performance secured the win that Ong's improving team needed. Following a 4-1 defeat to Iraq on Group...