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Vietnam likely to miss the services of Doan Van Hau at 2020 AFC U23 Championship

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Vietnam
have
suffered
a
huge
setback
ahed
of
next
month’s
2020
AFC
U23
Championship
as
they
are
set
to
miss
the
services
of
full-back
Doan
Van
Hau
during
the
continental
competition. 

Vietnam
had
emerged
as
the
runners-up
in
the
2018
edition
of
the
tournament
losing
to
Uzbekistan
in
the
final
and
are
looking
to
go
one
better
in
the
tournament
which
will
be
held
in
Thailand
from
January
8
to
26,
2020.

However,
the
Vietnam
U-23s
could
be
without
defender
Van
Hau
who
has
reportedly
been
denied
the
permission
to
play
in
the
AFC
U23
Championship
by
his
Dutch
Eredivisie
club
SC
Heerenveen.

Van
Hau
had
appeared
for
Vietnam
at
the
30th
SEA
Games
in
Philippines
earlier
this
month

and
scored
twice
in
the
final
against
Indonesia
to
secure
a
first-ever
gold
medal
for
his
nation
in
the
Southeast
Asian
Games.




However,

according
to
reports
from
Vietnam,
Heerenveen
are
not
willing
to
release
Van
Hau
once
again
and
has
turned
down
the
request
from
Vietnam
Football
Federation
and
head
coach
Park
Hang-seo.

Van
Hau
had
joined
the
Dutch
club
on
loan
from
Vietnamese
champions
Hanoi
FC
in
September
2019
and
made
his
first-team
debut
only
earlier
this
month

against
Roda
JC
in
the
2019-20
KNVB
Cup
second
round.


The
Golden
Dragons

are
in
Group
D
of
the
2020
AFC
U23
Championship
where
they
will
face
DPR
Korea,
Jordan
and
the
United
Arab
Emirates.


(Photo
credit:
SC
Heerenveen)

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Cambodia suspend all football tournaments across country to combat COVID-19

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Cambodia has become the latest country in Southeast Asia to suspend all footballing activities including the 2020 Cambodian League season due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Several countries from ASEAN including Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines have suspended their domestic leagues in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus while countries like Singapore and Myanmar had decided to play behind closed doors.

Cambodia were the only country to have their domestic league running in full steam in the midst of the global pandemic, but they have now decided to suspend all tournaments until further notice.

“The Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) inform the public that in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the FFC have decided to postpone the 14th Hun Sen Cup, Metfone Cambodian League 2020 and the U-16 National Championship, U-18 National Championship and the delay of the 2020 General Assembly of the Football Federation of Cambodia until further notice,” the FFC said.

The 2020 season of the Cambodian League has already completed five rounds of matches with Phnom Penh Crown FC leading the table with 13 points. Defending champions Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC also have the same number of points, but are second on goal difference.

The Hun Sen Cup, meanwhile, is the country’s domestic cup competition that is split into two stages. The provincial stage featuring clubs from the lower division was held in February, but the national stage during which the top division clubs were to join the competition now stands suspended.

(Photo credit: Visakha FC)

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Former Myanmar national team captain Yan Aung Kyaw to retire at the end of 2020 season

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Yangon United and Myanmar veteran midfielder Yan Aung Kyaw has announced that he will retire from professional football the end of the 2020 season. 

A former captain of the Myanmar national team, Aung Kyaw made his debut for the Asian Lions in 2011 and has won over 60 international caps for the Southeast Asian nation during his career.

He also won a bronze medal for Myanmar at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games while also winning five domestic league titles and three General Aung San Shields with Yangon, the club he has represented since its formation in 2009 along with the Myanmar National League (MNL).

“I previously spoke about my future and mentioned that I will not play for another MNL club against my team Yangon United and another reason is my age. Although I could play one or two more years, I don’t want to play for another club after my contract with Yangon ends in December,” he told Myanmar Times.

Aung Kyaw also hinted that he will move into coaching after retirement and that Yangon United has offered him the opportunity to work at the club.

“I want to thank to my team president and all the team’s staff including my teammates. They supported me very well and the team has been very good to me. Of course the fans have also always been supportive,” Aung Kyaw added.

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Stephanie Catley scores winner as Melbourne City edge Sydney FC 1-0 in W-League Grand Final

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Melbourne City FC edged Sydney 1-0 in the 2019-20 W-League Grand Final at the AAMI Park in Melbourne to claim their fourth domestic championship title in five years. 

Wing-back Stephanie Catley scored the only goal of the game in the 15th minute through the hands of goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe to defeat last season’s winners Sydney in the Grand Final which was held without the involvement of spectators to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Melbourne City had qualified for the Finals series by finishing top of the 2019-20 W-League regular season with 34 points from 12 matches while Sydney FC had finished third with 22 points.

Melbourne Victory had finished second in the regular season with 23 points while Western Sydney Wanderers took the fourth and final slot in the knockout stages by collecting 22 points.

In the semifinals that were also played behind closed doors, Sydney had edged Victory 1-0 to qualify for the Grand Final while Melbourne City had thrashed Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1.

Melbourne City had won the W-League Grand Finals in three consecutive season starting 2015-16 before Sydney emerged victorious last season by defeating Perth Glory 4-2.

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