Both Malaysia and Vietnam are ready to explode with joy, pride and excitement ahead of the two-legged final of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.
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Two goals in the last seven minutes sealed Vietnam's place in the final of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Thursday as they beat Philippines 4-2 on aggregate.
Sven-Goran Eriksson suffered his first defeat as Philippines head coach on Sunday as visiting Vietnam secured a 2-1 first-leg advantage.
Pre-tournament favourites Vietnam were held to a 0-0 draw by Myanmar as the duo remained locked in the top two positions in group A.
Vietnam maintained their perfect start to the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup on Friday as Park Hang-seo's side beat Malaysia 2-0 at Hanoi's My Dinh Stadium.
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 opened the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup with a 1-0 victory over Cambodia in Group A on Thursday.
There are plenty of local rivalries at play in Group A of the AFF Cup. ESPN FC runs the rule over Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.
Vietnam suffered a heart-breaking 2-1 loss after extra-time against Uzbekistan in the AFC U23 Championship final in snowy Changzhou, China on Sunday.
Malaysia and Singapore fell one spot each in the latest FIFA rankings to reach historical lows of 175th and 173rd respectively.
Vietnam survived a late onslaught from Syria to claim a 0-0 draw and join Malaysia in the AFC U23 quarterfinals in China, with Thailand eliminated.
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.
Australia have been stopped in their tracks by Vietnam, falling 1-0 in their second Under-23 Asian Championship outing.
Former Manchester United prospect Rodrigo Possebon is attempting to revive his fading career by joining Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) FC in Vietnam.
Muang Thong United warmed up for their upcoming AFC Champions League qualifier vs. Malaysian champions JDT by winning the Mekong Club Championship.
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.
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.
Coach Ong Kim Swee believes Malaysia have what it takes to hold their own versus Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Jordan at the AFC U23 Championship in January.
The Cambodian national team have parted company with head coach Leonardo Vitorino, with the Brazilian having spent just seven months in the job.
Vietnam head coach Park Hang-Seo is targeting a place in the world's top 100 as he gets to work with the Golden Stars this week.