Vietnam drawn against Malaysia and Laos in 2022 AFF Cup

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese national football team have been drawn in Group B alongside Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, and Laos for the upcoming 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup, with the tournament set to run from December 23 to January 15, 2023.

Information of the fixtures comes following the draw held in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 30.

Group A consists of hosts Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, and the winner of the play-off match between Timor Leste and Brunei.

The format of the competition will see a total of 10 teams divided into two groups, with each team playing group-stage matches at home and away alternately, whilst the semi-final and final stages will also be held home and away.

Vietnam have been placed in Group B and will play their opening match against Laos on December 24.

They will face Malaysia, Singapore, and Myanmar on December 30, January 2, and January 5, respectively.

The event has been held every two years since 1996, with the exception of 2021 when it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the 2022 version of the competition will mark the 14th edition of the tournament.

Most notably, the Vietnamese national team won the tournament in 2008 and 2018.

In the 2020 version, Vietnam lost 2-0 to Thailand in the semi-final round, one of the most unforgettable failures of the Vietnamese national team over recent years.