After the AFF Suzuki Cup, the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games tournament is the most sought after regional football trophy. The U23 competition has unearthed some of the region's best talents such as Kiatisuk Senamuang, Bambang Pamungkas and Le Cong Vinh. Fourteen time Champions, Thailand, have dominated the SEA Games and will go into the 2015 tournament as favourites to retain their title. But they can expect some stiff competition. Here are three names outside the Thai squad to keep a close eye on:
Saturday's FA Cup final will see Aston Villa's Tim Sherwood going toe-to-toe with Arsene Wenger from Arsenal for the final domestic trophy on offer. We look at four of the key battles that could determine the outcome.
1. Laurent Koscielny vs. Christian Benteke
The first port of call was always going to be how Arsenal's main centre-back would fare against Aston Villa's star striker. Christian Benteke has rediscovered his best form under Sherwood, with 11 of his 13 Premier League goals coming once...
Arsenal went nine years without a trophy before winning last season's FA Cup but now stand on the brink of their second piece of silverware in 12 months. Standing in their way is Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa, who last reached the final in 2000.
Kevin Hughes (Villa) and Andrew Mangan (Arsenal) tackle the key questions ahead of the big one at Wembley on Saturday.
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So -- a nice routine win for Arsenal this, right?
Andrew Mangan: Absolutely not. Arsenal may have beaten Aston Villa twice this season and...