2020 AFF Cup draw set for August 10

VOV.VN - The 2020 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup won’t be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the draw for the competition set to get underway on August 10.

According to details provided by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF), two separate countries will host the group stage, which will be held in a round-robin format with the two leading teams from each group progressing to the semi-finals.

In both the semi-finals and final, competitors won’t play home and away fixtures as in previous tournaments, with national teams set to play one match at a specific place.

The AFF has made it their priority to ensure the health of all footballers during the course of the tournament, with organisation plans set to be announced in July, according to Sameth Khiev, president of the AFF.

The regional tournament had previously been due to take place between November 23 and December 31 last year, but was delayed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was subsequently postponed until this year, with the schedule being for the event to run from December 5 to December 31.

The Vietnamese team were crowned champion of the AFF Suzuki Cup back in 2018 after defeating Malaysia in the final.

The draw for the 2020 AFF Cup will be held on August 10, with 10 teams being divided into two groups.

Vietnam have been drawn in seed group No. 1 alongside Thailand, with Pot 2 consisting of Malaysia and Indonesia, whilst the Philippines and Myanmar are in Pot 3.

Pot 4 includes Cambodia and Singapore, with Pot 5 made up of Laos and either Timor Leste or Brunei.

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