AFF Suzuki Cup 2021: Fixtures, results, tables and top scorers

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The much awaited AFF Suzuki Cup is here once again with the best teams in Southeast Asia battling it out for the honour of being the top team in the region. 

Vietnam as the reigning champions from the 2018 edition will be one of the favourites again with Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore all looking to dethrone the two-time champions.

Initially scheduled to be held in 2020, the tournament was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will see a new format this time around with a centralised location being chosen to house all 26 matches that will be played in the competition, with Singapore being the host country.

Ten teams have been split over two groups, with the top two sides in each group advancing to the semi-final stage. 

The tournament promises to be an exciting one, with Group A looking particularly tasty while it will be rivalries renewed for Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia in Group B, having already been played in the same group during the second round of the joint 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup qualification.

Suzuki Cup Group A table

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Thailand (Q)4400101+912
2Singapore (Q)430173+49
3Philippines4202126+66
4Myanmar4103410-63
5Timor-Leste4004013-130

Suzuki Cup Group A fixtures and results

DateTimeVenueResult
5 Dec 202120:30National Stadium Singapore 3-0 Myanmar
5 Dec 202117:30National Stadium Timor-Leste 0-2 Thailand
8 Dec 202117:30 National Stadium Myanmar 2-0 Timor-Leste
8 Dec 202120:30 National Stadium Philippines 1-2 Singapore
11 Dec 202117:30 National Stadium Timor-Leste 0-7 Philippines
11 Dec 202120:30 National Stadium Thailand 4-0 Myanmar
14 Dec 202117:30 National Stadium Philippines 1-2 Thailand
14 Dec 202120:30 National Stadium Singapore 2-0 Timor-Leste
18 Dec 202120:30 National Stadium Thailand 2-0 Singapore
18 Dec 202120:30 Bishan Stadium Myanmar 2-3 Philippines

Suzuki Cup Group B table

PositionTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Indonesia (Q)4310134+910

2

Vietnam (Q)

4

3

1

0

9

0

+9

10

3Malaysia420287+16

4

Cambodia

4

1

0

3

6

11

-5

3

5

Laos

4

0

0

4

1

14

-13

0

Suzuki Cup Group B fixtures and results

DateTimeVenueResult
6 Dec 202117:30 Bishan Stadium Cambodia 1-3 Malaysia
6 Dec 202120:30 Bishan Stadium Laos 0-2 Vietnam
9 Dec 202117:30 Bishan Stadium Malaysia 4-0 Laos
9 Dec 202120:30 Bishan Stadium Indonesia 4-2 Cambodia
12 Dec 202117:30 Bishan Stadium Laos 1-5 Indonesia
12 Dec 202120:30Bishan Stadium Vietnam 3-0 Malaysia
15 Dec 202120:30 Bishan Stadium Indonesia 0-0 Vietnam
15 Dec 202117:30 Bishan Stadium Cambodia 3-0 Laos
19 Dec 202120:30Bishan Stadium Vietnam 4-0 Cambodia
19 Dec 202120:30 National Stadium Malaysia 1-4 Indonesia

Suzuki Cup semi-finals

DateTimeVenueFixture
22 Dec 202120:30National StadiumSingapore 1-1 Indonesia
23 Dec 202120:30National StadiumVietnam 0-2 Thailand
25 Dec 202120:30National StadiumIndonesia 4-2 Singapore
26 Dec 202120:30National StadiumThailand 0-0 Vietnam

Suzuki Cup finals

DateTimeVenueFixture
29 Dec 202120:30National StadiumIndonesia 0-4 Thailand
1 Jan 202220:30National StadiumThailand 2-2 Indonesia

Suzuki Cup top scorer

It's a magnificent list of the biggest names in the region when it comes to the players who have won the Golden Boot in previous editions from Bambang Pamungkas in 2002 to Noh Alam Shah in 2007 to Safee Sali in 2010.

The battle in Singapore this year end will see the best of the current crop in Nguyen Tien Linh, Teerasil Dangda, Ikhsan Fandi and Safawi Rasid vying to score the most.

PositionPlayerCountryGoals

1=

Safawi Rasid

Malaysia

4

=

Chanathip Songkrasin

Thailand

4

=

Teerasil Dangda

Thailand

4

=

Bienve Maranon

Philippines

4

5=

Irfan Jaya

Indonesia

3

=

Ikhsan Fandi

Singapore

3

=

Supachok Sarachat

Thailand

3

8=

Nguyen Cong Phuong

Vietnam

2

=

Nguyen Tien Linh

Vietnam

2

=

Nguyen Quang Hai

Vietnam

2

=

Evan Dimas

Indonesia

2

=

Witan Sulaeman

Indonesia

2

=

Pratama Arhan

Indonesia

2

=

Ezra Walian

Indonesia

2

=

Rachmat Irianto

Indonesia

2

=Patrick Reichelt Philippines2

=

Amin Nazari

Philippines

2

=

Chan Vathanaka

Cambodia

2

How to watch the Suzuki Cup

CountryBroadcaster
MalaysiaAstro
SingaporeMediacorp
IndonesiaRCTI Indonesia, Champions TV, Vidio
ThailandBBTV Channel 7HD
Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia/MyanmarNext Media
BruneiRadio Television Brunei
Republic of KoreaSBS

Suzuki Cup stadiums

National Stadium Singapore

The National Stadium with 55,000 seating capacity will be the primary stadium that is likely to host the Group A matches, having first been featured in the Suzuki Cup back in 2014 which was coincidentally the last time Singapore was chosen as the host country for one group in a previous iteration of the competition format.

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Bishan Stadium
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Likely to be the venue for Group B matches, this 6,200-odd seater Bishan Stadium is located centrally in Singapore having previously been used during the 2015 Southeast Asian Games as well as being the training ground for the likes of Juventus and Atletico Madrid for the International Champions Cup.

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