Thailand fans before the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 semi-final second leg against Myanmar at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok. Photo: EPA

Why Southeast Asian football is still struggling to be accepted and respected on the global stage

As the world’s football fans savour tournaments in Europe, why can’t Asean win possession of the world spotlight?

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Thailand fans before the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 semi-final second leg against Myanmar at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.