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 sealed their 10th straight win in Vietnam, but next month's trip to Japan will be a much sterner test of their World Cup credentials.
South Korea secured their first win in Group B as Paulo Bento's side saw off Lebanon to win 1-0 in Suwon.
Rhyan Grant's header earned Australia back-to-back victories in Asia's World Cup preliminaries as Graham Arnold's side defeated Vietnam.
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
With a record nine-game winning streak now in Asian competition, the Socceroos needed the victory over China to keep their momentum going.
Saudi Arabia survived a major scare after trailing Vietnam for the entire first half to hand the 10-man side a 3-1 defeat.
Australia have made a perfect start to the next step of World Cup qualifying, defeating China 3-0 at Qatar's Khalifa International Stadium.
Anirudh Thapa's 60th minute equaliser helped India draw against Nepal.
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.
A Ligue 1 decision to challenge FIFA would be particularly onerous for Argentina and Brazil, who are counting on Lionel Messi and Neymar for WCQ.
FIFA president Infantino said the Prem and LaLiga should release players for the World Cup qualifiers to 'preserve and protect sporting integrity.'
Premier League clubs voted unanimously not release players called up for FIFA duty if they are playing in a country on the UK's COVID "red list."
After an undefeated start on the road to Qatar, the Socceroos will face China and Vietnam next month with major challenges on and off the field.
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.