Vietnam as the reigning champions from the 2018 edition will be one of the favourites again with Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore all looking to dethrone the two-time champions. Under AFF rules, any head coach and a starting player from each team must show up at the pre-match press conference one day prior to the match. Retrieved 5 December 2021.Next
ActiveSG Likely to be the venue for Group B matches, this 6,200-odd seater Bishan Stadium is located centrally in Singapore having previously been used during the 2015 Southeast Asian Games as well as being the training ground for the likes of Juventus and Atletico Madrid for the International Champions Cup.
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Defender Safuwan Baharudin, who was shown a soft yellow card earlier by referee Qasim Matar Ali Al Hatmi, was booked again and sent off after a tussle in the box before a corner kick was taken. The visitors threw caution to the wind and continued to go on the offensive.Next
A draw will be made to determine where the teams play while the format of the knockout round would remain unchanged.
Nevertheless, the Secretary of FAM , , made a visit to the victims' representative to apologise, explaining that they have ensured security measures being taken inside the stadium during the game but cannot prevent any untoward incident that happened outside the stadium, thus urging every football supporter to control their behaviour with a spirit. As long as Vietnam avoid defeat to already-eliminated Cambodia, they will advance. Despite the apology, the MFF sent a letter to the AFF to take action against the host country since it was a repeat of similar fan violence in recent years, urging for a definite end to such violence towards any visiting fans in any future matches hosted by Malaysia, as well as for a heavy to be imposed on them if such problems keep recurring.Next
Regardless, the Lions would go on to rubber stamp their spot by eking out 2-0 victory over Timor-Leste later in the evening, courtesy of goals from Adam Swandi and Shakir Hamzah.
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The teams compete in a knockout system over 8 rounds and the game winners qualify to the next stage.
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The National Stadium with 55,000 seating capacity will be the primary stadium that is likely to host the Group A matches, having first been featured in the Suzuki Cup back in 2014 which was coincidentally the last time Singapore was chosen as the host country for one group in a previous iteration of the competition format.