Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore all stumbled as their chances to advance to the World Cup took a major blow.
Eight Southeast Asian contenders are competing in the Asian World Cup qualifiers, but which teams have a realistic chance of advancing?
Iran made it a night to remember on Thursday as they inflicted a record-breaking 14-0 thrashing on Cambodia.
Iranian women entered the country's national stadium in Tehran on Thursday for a national team game for the first time in 40 years.
Graham Arnold says he isn't responsible for the actions of four Australian U23 players who are being investigated following an incident in Cambodia.
The draw for the first of Asia's World Cup qualifiers was made on Wednesday, even though FIFA has yet to decide how many teams will play in 2022.
Pre-tournament favourites Vietnam were held to a 0-0 draw by Myanmar as the duo remained locked in the top two positions in group A.
Coaching Cambodia is a tough job at the best of times. But for Keisuke Honda, who only has the role part-time, it could be near impossible.
Malaysia opened the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup with a 1-0 victory over Cambodia in Group A on Thursday.
Malaysia's hopes of kicking off their AFF Cup with a win over Cambodia have been boosted by confirmation that mentor Keisuke Honda will be absent.
There are plenty of local rivalries at play in Group A of the AFF Cup. ESPN FC runs the rule over Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.
Keisuke Honda has called for an overhaul of the coaching license pathway into management, advocating a written test for potential new coaches.
Melbourne Victory chief Trent Jacobs is confident Keisuke Honda's job with Cambodia won't distract his focus during his debut A-League season.
The A-League's biggest drawcard, Keisuke Honda, has picked up another job as general manager of Cambodia's national team.
Cambodia attacker Chan Vathanaka has signed for Malaysia Super League (MSL) club Pahang for the 2018 season after a disappointing spell in Japan.
Cambodia playmaker Chan Vathanaka will be hoping for more game time after making a low-key league debut for Japanese J3 side MYFC Fujieda on Sunday.
The Cambodian national team have parted company with head coach Leonardo Vitorino, with the Brazilian having spent just seven months in the job.
Vietnam head coach Park Hang-Seo is targeting a place in the world's top 100 as he gets to work with the Golden Stars this week.
Thailand will play Myanmar, and Indonesia will face Malaysia in the SEA Games men's football semifinals after the completion of Group B on Thursday.
Three nations are vying for the top two SEA Games spots in Group B after Indonesia held Vietnam to a draw while Thailand beat Philippines on Tuesday.
Holders Thailand stayed on course for a place in the 2017 SEA Games semifinals after a 3-0 victory over Cambodia in a game of two red cards on Sunday.
Hougang United are on the cusp of a place in the last four of the Singapore Cup after a 4-1 win over Cambodia's Nagaworld in a first-leg quarterfinal.
Extra police will be deployed for Sunday's Malaysia FA Cup quarterfinal between JDT and Pahang after provocative social media postings by rival fans.
Team manager Ismail Ibrahim praised the efforts of two youngsters who helped JDT beat Cambodia's Boeung Ket Angkor in the AFC Cup on Wednesday night.
2015 AFC Cup champions Johor Darul Ta'zim kept alive their 2017 hopes by defeating Cambodia's Boeung Ket Angkor in Phnom Penh on Tuesday night.