Thailand and Vietnam lead the way for Southeast Asia’s rise in world football

Thai football has seen an upturn in fortunes since Kiatisuk Senamuang came into the fold four years ago.
Thailand and Vietnam's youngsters face some of the continent's footballing heavyweights as they attempt to make an impression in the AFC U23 championship which kicks off in Qatar this week.
And the two Southeast Asian nations are taking two of their biggest names with them as Chanathip 'Messi J' Songkrasin captains Thailand and 20-year-old Luong Xuan Truong — a recent loan signing for K-League side Incheon United — will be the man to watch for Vietnam.
It will certainly not be easy as Thailand…

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