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The Wasps' last participation in South-East Asia's most prestigious biennial tournament was in 2008, when they failed to advance to the final stage

Brunei is set to return to South-East Asia's biennial tournament after a four-year absence due to sanctions from Fifa.

The 2012 AFF Cup will be the first tournament for the Wasps since their last international appearance in the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka.

The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) representative Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Rahman told The Brunei Times about the tournament which is eagerly awaited by football fans across the region.

"The [AFF] Cup is the biggest, largest and most competitive tournament in Asean and it's also the most watched," he said.

Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Rahman also expressed his confidence ahead of the first match of the AFF Cup qualifying against Myanmar.

"It doesn't matter to us that we play Myanmar first because this is a round-robin competition and we will be facing all the teams eventually," he added.

Brunei have been scheduled to face the host Myanmar in their opening match of the qualifier stages on October 5 in Yangon.

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