The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) announced that the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 will be held from 11 April to 08 May 2021, following the postponement of the tournament this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision was taken with a firm intention to stage the competition in its full format – played on a home and away basis across the qualifying nations in South East Asia – provided that conditions relating to the virus allow.
The AFF Suzuki Cup Committee, upon consultation with AFF members and other relevant authorities, determined that the dates work best to accommodate the domestic football schedules, and will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the safety and well-being of the players, coaches, partners, fans, and the public.
“We are delighted with the positive support that we have had from our Member Associations and that we have been able to find a suitable window next year to hold our most highly anticipated tournament,” said AFF president Major General Khiev Sameth. “We are cautiously optimistic for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 to take place in its full format as we hope to deliver the best of ASEAN in the tournament next year.”
Originally scheduled to take place in November to December 2020, the AFF Suzuki Cup is South East Asia’s tournament competed by the national ‘A’ teams of the region. The Philippines’ best finish in the competition is a semi-finalists in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2018.