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Singapore's Richard Tardy ready for Southeast Asia test at Nations Cup

Adam Swandi will lead the Singapore U21 attack at the Nations Cup next month.

Singapore under-21 coach Richard Tardy is keen to put his charges to the test when they take on the Malaysia under-21s at the inaugural Nations Cup in Malacca next month.

Touted as one of the top youth competitions in the region, the Nations Cup will see the next generation of rising football stars from Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand vie for the coveted trophy.

Tardy, has called up a strong team of youngsters, most notably, former FC Metz trainee Adam Swandi, Home United's Shahrin Saberin...

Claudio Ranieri the star attraction as Leicester City visit Myanmar

Leicester City players and staff visited a Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar to reflect on their title-winning season.

English champions Leicester City won new fans in Myanmar after making a whirlwind trip to the capital city, Yangon.

Manager Claudio Ranieri was the star attraction as the squad visited the Shwedagon Pagoda, met local monks and mingled with supporters.

The Foxes were accompanied by the club's Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, travelling from Bangkok where they spent much of last week on their post-season celebration tour.

King Power boss Vichai is a devout Buddhist who flew Thai monks to Leicester...

Singapore U21 star Ammirul ready for Malaysia in Nations Cup

Young Lions midfielder Ammirul Emmran
Ammirul Emmran will lead the Singapore U21 side at the Nations Cup next month.

Singapore U21 captain Ammirul Emmran has warned his teammates to expect a feisty encounter against Malaysia at the Nations Cup in June.

The quadrangular tournament has attracted Southeast Asian powerhouses Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand to the showpiece event in Malacca.

Scheduled for June 3 and 5 at the Hang Jebat Stadium, the four teams will vie for the title, with Thailand as the pre-tournament favourites.

Despite his side's relative inexperience at this level, Ammirul, who had a training...

Benjamin Tan joins Premier League of Thailand, 2018 World Cup push

Thailand fans
Thai fans will be hoping their team can defend the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and December.

A former Singapore football administrator has landed a plumb job in Thailand to help the nation's efforts to qualify for the World Cup for the first time.

Benjamin Tan, the ex-deputy director of development and planning for Football Association of Singapore (FAS), is the new deputy CEO for the Premier League of Thailand (PLT) and director of club licensing.

The 39-year-old, who speaks fluent Thai and worked at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) from 2008 to 2014, began his new role on Monday.


Leicester City plan Thailand tour next week, will bring full squad

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts discuss how Premier League champions, Leicester City, can build popularity in SE Asia.

BANGKOK -- As Leicester City were awarded the Premier League trophy for the first time on Saturday, plans were stepped up for next week's tour of Thailand, the home of the club's owners, King Power.

The newly crowned English champions have confirmed that they will visit Bangkok on May 18 and 19.

King Power vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha announced last week that the trip is to reward Thai fans for their growing interest in the Foxes.

While no game or open training session is planned, a...