ASEAN Football Championship
Teams to take part in the completion include Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.
The tournament was first held in 1996, with Singapore been the hosts and provider the initial title sponsor. Thailand went on to win the initial tournament beating Malaysia in the final.
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The AFF Championship is a biennial event held by the ASEAN Football Federation (the AFF) which sees the member nations of the federation meeting each other to determine the AFF champions.
From its inception, back in 1996 when Singapore were the initial hosts, the tournament has undergone many changes in terms of the name of the tournament (originally the Tiger Cup and then the Suzuki Cup) and it now acts as a qualification tournament for the AFF-EFF Champions Trophy.
Originally the tournament saw a final between the 2 top countries with the winner picking up the trophy but in the 2004/5 edition, Singapore and Indonesia met in a 2 legged final with men from the Lion City running out 5-2 winners on aggregate in a tournament jointly hosted by Malaysia and Vietnam.
From 2007 to 2016, there was no 3rd and 4th place play-off match and the away goal rule was implemented in 2010, with the winner still decided by a 2 legged final.
In 2018, a new format was applied to the tournament as the 9 highest ranked countries in the AFF automatically qualifying for the tournament with the 10th and 11th ranked countries meeting in a 2 legged qualifier, although Australia continue to take no place in the event since joining the ASEAN Football Federation.
The 10 countries to make it through to the finals stage are split into two groups of 5 teams to play a round robin system in home and away fixtures.
With the top ranked teams going through to a semi-final stage and then a final stage to provide the next champions in a 2 legged finals.
The winners of the event and the finalists have been relatively well spread between all of the countries to take part but it has been Thailand and Singapore who have been the most successful countries in terms of tournament wins and final places.
The countries to participate in the AFF Championship are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam but whilst Australia are eligible they are yet to participate in the tournament.
They have however participated in the EAFF E-1 Football Championship, also known as the East Asian Football Championship or the EAFF East Asian Cup, for which the winners of this tournament qualify for.
Just like many tournaments, the AFF Championship gives awards at the end of the event including a top scorer award and a most valuable player (MVP) award but they also give an award t teams for fair play, with Malaysia followed by Thailand picking up the most of these awards.
ASEAN football tournament give football fans the opportunities to watch new players, in new locations and in new stadiums and with a different type of atmosphere that makes for a unique twist on football.
If you are fed up with British or European football or if you are simply a fan who can never get enough football, this could be just the tournament for you.
Watch ASEAN Football Championship
If you are a fan of international football of if you are a huge football fan wanting to experience a new event and a new type of football, why not give the AFF Championship a try?
ASEAN football may not have the superstar players and the household names but it does offer a different type of football that is much more ‘honest’ in terms of it not having the same level of professionalism of other tournaments and other competitions around the world.
The AFF Championship, formerly known as the ASEAN Football Federation Championship, is a biennial football association international football competition which h is contested by the men’s teams for countries of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF).
The tournament is not only about picking up the title of the AFF Championship winners but it also determines the sub-continental champion for South East Asia.
It has never been easier to watch AFF football live as all that you need to do is simple watch via our AFF Football live streaming partners.
How To Watch
To watch the AFF Championship live from South East Asia all you have to do is sign up to our live streaming partners.
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