1996 AFF Championship

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1996 AFF Championship
Tiger Cup 1996.jpg
Tournament details
Host country Singapore
Dates 1 – 15 September
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Thailand (1st title)
Runners-up  Malaysia
Third place  Vietnam
Fourth place  Indonesia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 93 (3.88 per match)
Attendance 245,500 (10,229 per match)
Top scorer(s) Thailand Netipong Srithong-in
(7 goals)
Best player Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
1998

The 1996 AFF Championship, sponsored by Asia Pacific Breweries and officially known as the 1996 Tiger Cup, was the inaugural edition of the AFF Championship. It was hosted by Singapore from 1 to 15 September 1996 with all 10 nations of Southeast Asia taking part, four of which were invitees.

Teams[edit]

All six founding members of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) are participants, with the former Indochina nations joining as invitees as they were not yet members of the AFF at this time.[1]

Founding members
 
Invitees

Venues[edit]

Kallang Jurong
National Stadium Jurong Stadium
Capacity: 55,000 Capacity: 6,000
National Stadium

Squads[edit]

Tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Top two placed teams advanced to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Indonesia 4 3 1 0 15 3 +12 10
 Vietnam 4 2 2 0 9 4 +5 8
 Myanmar 4 2 0 2 11 12 −1 6
 Laos 4 1 1 2 5 10 −5 4
 Cambodia 4 0 0 4 1 12 −11 0

2 September 1996
Vietnam  3 – 1  Cambodia
Tran Cong Minh Goal 21'
Le Huynh Duc Goal 30'
Vo Hoang Buu Goal 80' (pen.)
Sony Goal 67'
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 2,800

2 September 1996
Indonesia  5 – 1  Laos
Husaini Goal 5'
Irianto Goal 15'
Kurniawan Goal 17'
Darwis Goal 34'
Sandria Goal 65'
Savatdy Goal 75'
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 2,800

5 September 1996
Laos  1 – 1  Vietnam
Luang-Amath Goal 72' Le Huynh Duc Goal 85'
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 1,400

5 September 1996
Myanmar  5 – 0  Cambodia
Tin Myo Aung Goal 14'
Win Aung Goal 35'54'
Myo Hlaing Win Goal 71'
Maung Maung Oo Goal 90'
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 1,500

7 September 1996
Vietnam  4 – 1  Myanmar
Nguyen Huu Dang Goal 6'
Le Huynh Duc Goal 15'
Tran Cong Minh Goal 48'
Nguyen Hong Son Goal 63'
Maung Maung Htay Goal 24'
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 2,000

7 September 1996
Indonesia  3 – 0  Cambodia
Kurniawan Goal 15'
Sandria Goal 23'
Irianto Goal 60'
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 2,000

9 September 1996
Cambodia  0 – 1  Laos
Channiphone Goal 39'
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 4,000

9 September 1996
Indonesia  6 – 1  Myanmar
Husaini Goal 7'66'
Sandria Goal 20'26'
Lubis Goal 28'
Irianto Goal 39'
Maung Maung Htay Goal 26'
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 4,000

11 September 1996
Indonesia  1 – 1  Vietnam
Kurniawan Goal 43' Vo Hoang Buu Goal 77' (pen.)
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 1,300

11 September 1996
Laos  2 – 4  Myanmar
Khenkitisack Goal 40'
Phimmasean Goal 45'
Win Aung Goal 16'69'
Maung Maung Oo Goal 35'
Myo Hlaing Win Goal 82'
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 500

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Thailand 4 3 1 0 13 1 +12 10
 Malaysia 4 2 2 0 15 2 +13 8
 Singapore 4 2 1 1 7 2 +5 7
 Brunei 4 1 0 3 1 15 −14 3
 Philippines 4 0 0 4 0 16 −16 0

1 September 1996
Singapore  1 – 1  Malaysia
Fandi Goal 89' Sanbagamaran Goal 76'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 43,800

2 September 1996
Philippines  0 – 5  Thailand
Santawong Goal 10'38'
Senamuang Goal 14'
Srithong-in Goal 40'60'[note 1]
Jurong Stadium, Jurong
Attendance: 2,800

4 September 1996
Malaysia  7 – 0  Philippines
Sanbagamaran Goal 36'61'89'
Adnan Goal 43'
Shamsurin Goal 53'81'
Chandran Goal 78'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 1,000

4 September 1996
Singapore  3 – 0  Brunei
Haron Goal 1'
Tan Goal 4' (pen.)
Fandi Goal 51'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 8,400

6 September 1996
Thailand  6 – 0  Brunei
Santawong Goal 15'
Srithong-in Goal 23'87'
Srimaka Goal 35'67'
Senamuang Goal 77'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 8,000

6 September 1996
Singapore  3 – 0  Philippines
Fandi Goal 20'42'
Hai Goal 73'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 12,000

8 September 1996
Brunei  1 – 0  Philippines
Irwan Goal 28'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 3,000

8 September 1996
Thailand  1 – 1  Malaysia
Senamuang Goal 28' Hassan Goal 59'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 14,000

10 September 1996
Malaysia  6 – 0  Brunei
Sanbagamaran Goal 3'
Shamsurin Goal 37'
Abu Bakar Goal 47'60'
Chandran Goal 82'89'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 20,000

10 September 1996
Singapore  0 – 1  Thailand
Srithong-in Goal 70'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 42,000

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
13 September
  Malaysia  3  
  Indonesia  1  
 
15 September
      Thailand  1
    Malaysia  0
Third place
13 September 15 September
  Thailand  4   Indonesia  2
  Vietnam  2     Vietnam  3

Semi-finals[edit]

13 September 1996
Indonesia  1 – 3  Malaysia
Azali Goal 44' (o.g.) Sanbagamaran Goal 5'
Sulong Goal 16'[note 2]
Shamsurin Goal 76'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 20,000

13 September 1996
Thailand  4 – 2  Vietnam
Senamuang Goal 3'
Srithong-in Goal 9'24'
Srimaka Goal 46'
Vo Hoang Buu Goal 83' (pen.)
Nguyen Hong Son Goal 88'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 20,000

Third place play-off[edit]

15 September 1996
Indonesia  2 – 3  Vietnam
Kurniawan Goal 66'
Tecuari Goal 85'
Huynh Quoc Cuong Goal 8'
Yeyen Goal 27' (o.g.)
Vo Hoang Buu Goal 73' (pen.)
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 32,000

Final[edit]

15 September 1996
Thailand  1 – 0  Malaysia
Senamuang Goal 9'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 32,000

Incidents[edit]

Two Singaporeans and one Malaysian were arrested for attempting to fix a group stage game between Singapore and the Philippines. The three reportedly tried to bribe Filipino defender Judy Saluria for his side to concede seven goals so the Singapore can advance to the next round.[2]

Awards[edit]

 1996 AFF Championship 

Thailand
First title
Most Valuable Player Golden Boot Fairplay
Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan Thailand Netipong Srithong-in  Brunei

Goalscorers[edit]

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Team statistics[edit]

This table will show the ranking of teams throughout the tournament.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
Finals
1  Thailand 6 5 1 0 18 3 +15
2  Malaysia 6 3 2 1 18 4 +14
Semifinals
3  Vietnam 6 3 2 1 14 10 +4
4  Indonesia 6 3 1 2 18 9 +9
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Singapore 4 2 1 1 7 2 +5
6  Myanmar 4 2 0 2 11 12 –1
7  Laos 4 1 1 2 5 10 –5
8  Brunei 4 1 0 3 1 15 –14
9  Cambodia 4 0 0 4 1 12 –14
10  Philippines 4 0 0 4 0 16 –16

Media Coverage[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ RSSSF credits the 60th minute goal to Yutthana Polsak.
  2. ^ RSSSF reports this as a Yap Wai Loon goal on the 16th minute.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "About AFF - History of the ASEAN Football Federation". AseanFootball.org. ASEAN Football Federation. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Hernandez, Jon (22 September 1996). "RP eleven nets nothing but three game fixers". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Tiger Cup' soccer on Vintage TV". Manila Standard Today. 9 September 1996. Retrieved 26 March 2015.