Although Vietnam will head into AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 as the favourites, their regional rivals are not giving up on their own shot at the title.
Fierce rivals Malaysia and Indonesia will face off against one another at the AFF Suzuki Cup, along with defending champions Vietnam, in Group B.
After a steady debut for Arsenal in the weekend's win over Norwich, Takehiro Tomiyasu could prove to be the answer to Mikel Arteta's defensive woes.
Two of Asia's hottest prospects will line up together for Mallorca in LaLiga this season, but can they both take their careers to the next level?
Japan and South Korea both overcame their opening losses with 1-0 wins while Saudi Arabia prove to be a threat in Group B.
Australia are eyeing a second consecutive win in the third round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup but must be wary of plucky Vietnam.
Oman pulled off a stunning upset of heavyweights Japan while Vietnam couldn't hold onto their narrow lead against Saudi Arabia
Asia's 12 remaining hopefuls will resume their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Thursday when the third round of qualifiers begin.
As Vietnam continue their quest to reach the FIFA World Cup for the first time, the journey means so much more to an entire football-mad nation.
South Korea international Hwang Hee-chan has secured a move to the Premier League with Wolves after joining on loan from RB Leipzig.
While it is not a make-or-break year, Takefusa Kubo's third season out on loan could be pivotal to his long-term prospects at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid's Japanese starlet Takefusa Kubo will spend a third consecutive season out on loan after joining Mallorca for the 2021-22 season.
Japan international Kaoru Mitoma has earned a move to Premier League outfit Brighton but will spend the coming season on loan in Belgium.
Kyogo Furuhashi has made an instant impact at Celtic after scoring a hat-trick for the Scottish giants in his first league start.
Vissel Kobe have bolstered their attack with the double capture of Japan internationals Yuya Osako and Yoshinori Muto.
Japan again fell short in its quest to win its first Olympic medal in men's football since 1968 following a 3-1 defeat to Mexico.
Japan can still claim a historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics even if their quest for gold was ended by Spain in Tuesday's semi-finals.
Jose Mourinho will have Eldor Shomurodov, one of Asia's leading strikers, for his first season with Roma.
Japan face a tough test against Spain in the semi-finals of the men's football at the Tokyo Olympics as they continue their gold medal quest.
It was not pretty but Japan did enough to see off New Zealand in the quarter-finals of the Olympics men's football - and that's all that matters.
With the right blend of defensive experience and youthful flair, Japan may have found the key to unlocking gold at the Olympics.
Japan and South Korea will once again represent Asia in Olympic Games men's football after both qualified for the quarterfinals.
Malaysia international Brendan Gan has been diagnosed with testicular cancer but has vowed to fight back and return to the pitch.
After his match-winning contribution in Japan's 1-0 win over South Africa, Takefusa Kubo looks ready to shine on the Olympic stage.
The woeful displays from Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou in AFC Champions League 2021 hint at bigger problems for Chinese football.