August 10 was originally fixed for the draw ceremony in Singapore. However, the complicated development of the COVID-19 outbreak in the island state forced the AFF to postpone the event.
Singapore is currently easing social distancing measures, but the new variant of COVID-19 is on the rise in the state. Therefore the official draw ceremony is likely to be held virtually.
The AFF Cup 2020 will be held from December 5, 2021 to January 1, 2022 with the participation of 10 football teams from Southeast Asian nations.
The teams will be divided into two groups, and they are originally scheduled to play home and away matches.
However, Singapore recently submitted a proposal to the AFF to allow it to host AFF Cup matches in a neutral venue if the COVID-19 outbreak is completely kept in check.
The AFF has yet to decide on how the tournament will be held. It may either choose two neutral venues for group matches or choose a state to play host to the matches.
Vietnam are currently AFF Cup defending champions.