2016 Schedule

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2016 Schedule
2-2-1, 4th in AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
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96dMichael Church

S Korea thrash Japan to win East Asian title

South Korea handed fellow 2018 World Cup finalists Japan a brutal 4-1 thrashing in Tokyo on Saturday night to win the 2017 East Asian Championships.

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100dMichael Church

Shoji wonder goal fires Japan over China

Japan made it two wins out of two in the East Asian Championships after Gen Shoji's outrageous strike helped them to a 2-1 win over China on Tuesday.

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100dMichael Church

Japan experiment without Kagawa, Honda

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has set his sights on another two wins in the at the East Asian Championship, despite the absence of Europe-based stars.

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103dMichael Church

Ideguchi helps Japan edge North Korea

Japan scored a late 1-0 win over North Korea after China and South Korea played out a 2-2 draw on the opening day of the Esat Asian Championships.

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126dPaul 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.

Nizam Rahman - www.asiana.my
128dPaul 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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129dPaul 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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132dPaul 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.

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136dNicolas Anil

Vingada eyes 'Cup final effect' on Malaysia

Nelo Vingada says the timing of Saturday's Malaysia Cup final could hinder his side's chances in this week's Asian Cup qualifiers vs. North Korea.

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136dNicolas Anil

Nor Azam fills in for Safiq for Malaysia

Pahang midfielder Nor Azam could win his first cap in place of the suspended Safiq Rahim in Friday's 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier vs. North Korea.

141dESPN Staff

S. Kunanlan, Shas return to Malaysia squad

Nelo Vingada has called up 12 players from champions JDT for Malaysia's AFC Asian Cup qualifying double header against North Korea on Nov. 10 and 13.

142dPaul Murphy

Safiq escapes with one-game Malaysia ban

Captain Safiq Rahim has been cleared to play in the second match of Malaysia's crucial 2019 Asian Cup qualifying double header against North Korea.

Nizam Rahman - www.asiana.my
146dESPN Staff

Malaysia's Thailand home away from home

Winless Nelo Vingada is hopeful Malaysia will end their losing run now that they will face North Korea in Thailand in two Asian Cup qualifiers.

Malaysia to face North Korea in Thailand (1:35)
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149dESPN Staff

Malaysia to play N Korea in Thailand - AFC

Malaysia will face North Korea in a 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying double header in Thailand next month after a ruling from Asia's governing body.

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153dESPN Staff

Malaysia to play N Korea at neutral venue

Malaysia will play both their AFC Asian Cup qualifying matches against North Korea in November on neutral territory, the AFC confirmed on Friday.

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170dMichael Church

Five best World Cup playoffs

Ahead of Australia's AFC World Cup playoff against Syria, Michael Church looks back at five memorable showdowns involving Asian sides.

Will Malaysia play Asian Cup qualifier in Pyongyang? (1:20)
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173dESPN Staff

Malaysia win over HK 'mandatory' - Vingada

Coach Nelo Vingada believes the postponement of their AFC Asian Cup qualifier in North Korea will give Malaysia impetus to beat Hong Kong on Oct. 10.

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175dESPN Staff

AFC postpones N Korea vs. Malaysia again

Malaysia's Asian Cup qualifier in North Korea was postponed for a third time on Thursday after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a travel ban.