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 By Nicolas Anil

Malaysia survive Laos scare to top Group A in SEA Games football

Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson recap Malaysia's 3-1 win over Myanmar which has them poised to win Group A at the SEA Games.

A brace from Jafri Firdaus Chew and a deflected effort from Adib Zainuddin helped Malaysia confirm top spot in Group A of the Southeast (SEA) Asian Games after a 3-1 triumph over Laos on Wednesday night.

The 2011 champions overcame a nervous first half when they allowed Laos to equalise by completing a perfect record of four wins in four matches.

They had earlier taken care of Brunei and Singapore with 2-1 victories before strolling past their toughest opponents Myanmar 3-1 on Monday.

As expected,...

 By Nicolas Anil

Malaysia won't suffer SEA Games slip up vs. minnows Laos - Kumaahran

Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson recap Malaysia's 3-1 win over Myanmar which has them poised to win Group A at the SEA Games.

Despite booking a semifinals berth at the Southeast (SEA) Asian Games with a perfect record, Malaysia will not take things lightly against Laos on Wednesday night as they bid to finish as Group A champions.

The hosts have been dominant, with wins over Brunei (2-1), Singapore (2-1) and Myanmar (3-1). They are overwhelming favourites to take home another three points at Shah Alam Stadium to seal top spot.

But striker S. Kumaahran warned his teammates of any complacency that may affect their winning...

 By Kenneth Tan

Ikhsan scores, Singapore stay alive in SEA Games after win vs. Laos

Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson preview the final match of Group A, and debate Malaysia's possession vs. Myanmar's offence.

Singapore retain a slim chance of making the semifinals of the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after securing a 2-0 victory over Laos in their third Group A game at Selayang Stadium, near Kuala Lumpur, on Friday.

Successive defeats to Myanmar and Malaysia meant the Young Lions had to win this game, and they did just that, thanks to two goals in the first 11 minutes from attackers Taufik Suparno and Ikhsan Fandi.

Singapore coach Richard Tardy rang the changes for this crucial game, handing Shahrin...

 By Kenneth Tan

Singapore fight for SEA Games life, ponder Adam Swandi selection

FC's Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson break down Malaysia's 2-1 SEA games win over Singapore, highlighting their squad depth.
Singapore's hopes of advancing in the SEA Games took yet another hit with a 2-1 defeat to Malaysia.
Jason Dasey and Dez Corkhill assess Malaysia and Singapore's respective chances in the 2017 edition of the SEA Games.

Singapore will take on Laos in the third of four Group A games on Friday afternoon at Selayang Stadium, knowing that anything less than a win will see them eliminated from the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games football competition.

The Young Lions slumped to their second defeat in as many matches at Shah Alam on Wednesday night, despite taking a first-half lead against host nation Malaysia. They conceded two goals in six minutes to lose 2-1 after a 2-0 opening day defeat to Myanmar.

They will now...

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AFC bans 22 Laos and Cambodian players for 'manipulation of matches'

From 1977-1980, Banerjee did not concede a single goal against East Bengal.
The AFC has handed out life bans to 22 Laos and Cambodia players.

Southeast Asian football has been rocked by life bans for 22 players from Laos and Cambodia for match-fixing.

The Asian Football Confederation announced the suspensions on Wednesday after investigating matches of the Laos national team, and club side Lao Toyota FC.

Of the 22, 15 are current or former Lao Toyota players. The Vientiane-based team were Lao champions in 2015, and have played in the last two editions of the AFC Cup.

Four of the players -- Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya, Chintana Souksavath,...