Venues, fixtures of Suzuki Cup to be set on 10 August

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The ASEAN Suzuki Cup trophy is a dream for every ASEAN member football team.  Photo: SUZUKI CUP

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) recently announced that the official draw ceremony for this year AFF Suzuki Cup tourney would be held on 10 August 2021. Venues and fixtures for the Suzuki Cup will also be consequently released, officials said.
Federation President, Major General Khiev Sameth, said, “We are delighted to announce the Official Draw date for the AFF Suzuki Cup this year. While AFF intends to stage the tournament in its full format and schedule like home and away matches at all stages, we also recognize the need to explore and be prepared for the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in order to include possible alternative formats using centralized venues.
The health and safety of our stakeholders will continue to be our top priority when we consider the various options for the tournament. A further announcement of the event will be made in July,” the AFF president added.
Malcolm Thorpe, the event’s commercial partner, said, “We are working hard to support AFF and its member associations in order to review potential contingency measures which may be required depending on the prevailing situation in each of the member countries. We are confident that all measures will be taken to ensure the safety of all participants and fans.”
Ten of the ASEAN football teams, including Myanmar, are members of the Suzuki Cup tournament.
In the previous year, the tourney was postponed due to the global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. —GNLM

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