2007 ASEAN Football Championship

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2007 ASEAN Football Championship
Tournament details
Host countries Singapore
Thailand
Dates 12 January – 4 February 2007
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Singapore (3rd title)
Runners-up  Thailand
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 50 (2.78 per match)
Top scorer(s) Singapore Noh Alam Shah
(10 goals)
Best player Singapore Noh Alam Shah
2004
2008

The 2007 ASEAN Football Championship (Thai: อาเซียนฟุตบอลแชมเปียนชิพ 2007) was the 6th edition of the ASEAN Football Championship,the football championship of Southeast Asia. It was co-hosted by Singapore and Thailand and took place from 12 January to 4 February 2007.

It was renamed from the Tiger Cup, due to the cup's main sponsor, Tiger Beer, not continuing their title sponsorship. This was the last event held at Singapore's National Stadium before its redevelopment.

Singapore set an AFF Cup record of a 15-match unbeaten run under coach Radojko Avramovic, stretching back to the 2004 Tiger Cup, and 17-match unbeaten run since the 4-0 defeat at home to neighbours Malaysia in the same competition on 18 December 2002.

Hosts[edit]

The 2007 AFF Cup was co-hosted by three time champions, Thailand, and defending champions and eventual winners Singapore. The two hosts are the only two teams that have won the championship since its inception in 1996.

Qualification[edit]

The qualifying round for the lower ranked teams in Southeast Asia was held in Bacolod, Philippines from 12-20 November 2006. It was played in a single round-robin format with the top two teams advancing to the finals. This was the first time since 1998 where a qualification tournament was held.

Six teams as qualified directly to the finals.

Two teams qualified via the qualification tournament.

Squads[edit]

Final 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
 Thailand 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
 Malaysia 3 1 1 1 4 1 +3 4
 Myanmar 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
 Philippines 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1
12 January 2007
16:30
Malaysia  4 – 0  Philippines
Hairuddin Goal 9'80'
Nizaruddin Goal 16'
Del Rosario Goal 69' (o.g.)
Report
Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Abbas Daud (Singapore)
12 January 2007
19:00
Thailand  1 – 1  Myanmar
Nutnum Goal 94' Report Si Thu Win Goal 25'
Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Hajime Matsuo (Japan)

14 January 2007
16:30
Malaysia  0 – 0  Myanmar
Report
Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)
14 January 2007
19:00
Thailand  4 – 0  Philippines
Chaikamdee Goal 15'28'
Thonkanya Goal 21'
Samana Goal 84'
Report
Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 30,000

16 January 2007
19:00
Myanmar  0 – 0  Philippines
Report
Thai Army Sports Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 500
Referee: Abbas Daud (Singapore)
16 January 2007
19:00
Thailand  1 – 0  Malaysia
Chaikamdee Goal 48' Report
Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Hajime Matsuo (Japan)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Singapore 3 1 2 0 13 2 +11 5
 Vietnam 3 1 2 0 10 1 +9 5
 Indonesia 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
 Laos 3 0 0 3 1 23 -22 0
13 January 2007
17:30
Indonesia  3 – 1  Laos
Atep Goal 51'75'
Saktiawan Goal 67'
Report Saysongkham Goal 13'
13 January 2007
20:00
Singapore  0 – 0  Vietnam
Report
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Chanwalit Sananwai (Thailand)

15 January 2007
17:30
Indonesia  1 – 1  Vietnam
Saktiawan Goal 90' Report Supardi Goal 35' (o.g.)
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Mohamed Shahbuddin (Brunei)
15 January 2007
20:00
Singapore  11 – 0  Laos
Ridhuan Goal 10'
Alam Shah Goal 11'24'61'72'76'88'90+2'
Shahril Goal 47'
Khairul Goal 71'
Dickson Goal 78'
Report
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 5,224
Referee: U Hla Tint (Myanmar)

17 January 2007
20:00
Vietnam  9 – 0  Laos
Le Cong Vinh Goal 1'28'58'
Phan Thanh Binh Goal 29'73' (pen.)81'84'
Nguyen Van Bien Goal 45'90'
Report
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 1,005
17 January 2007
20:00
Singapore  2 – 2  Indonesia
Alam Shah Goal 10' (pen.)
Indra Sahdan Goal 52'
Report Ilham Goal 27'
Zaenal Goal 56'
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 13,819
Referee: Chanwalit Sananwai (Thailand)

Knockout stage[edit]

Note: Although the knockout stages were two-legged, away goals rule was not applied. If the total aggregate score of both teams after both matches remained the same, extra time would have been played, followed by a penalty shootout if necessary.

  Semifinals Finals
                         
A1   Thailand 2 0 2  
B2   Vietnam 0 0 0  
    A1   Thailand 1 1 2
  B2   Singapore 2 1 3
B1   Singapore 1 1 2 (5)
A2   Malaysia 1 1 2 (4)  

Semi-finals[edit]

First Leg
23 January 2007
20:00 UTC+8
Malaysia  1 – 1  Singapore
Hardi Goal 57' Report Alam Shah Goal 73'
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Wan Daxue (China PR)
24 January 2007
19:00 UTC+7
Vietnam  0 – 2  Thailand
Report Thonglao Goal 28'
Thonkanya Goal 81'
Second Leg
27 January 2007
20:00 UTC+8
Singapore  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Malaysia
Ridhuan Goal 74' Report Eddy Helmi Goal 57'
  Penalties  
Indra Sahdan Penalty scored
Alam Shah Penalty scored
Mustafic Penalty scored
Fazrul Penalty scored
Jiayi Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored Hardi
Penalty scored Rezal
Penalty scored Samransak
Penalty scored Thirumurgan
Penalty missed Khyril
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Cheung Yim Yau (Hong Kong)

2–2 on aggregate. Singapore won via a penalty shootout.

28 January 2007
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  0 – 0  Vietnam
Report
Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Suresh Srinivasan (India)

Thailand won 2–0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

After a group stage with two pools of four the two host nations met in a two game final. In the first leg of the final, a controversial penalty was awarded to Singapore at the 83rd minute of the match, and the Thailand team walked off the pitch as a protest to the referee's decision. The Thailand team returned to the pitch at the 98th minute, and Singapore later won 2-1.

In the second leg of the final, Singapore had a goal controversially chalked off for being offside, but finally drew 1-1 to fellow co-host Thailand, with Khairul Amri scoring the decisive goal in the closing stages of the match, thus giving Singapore their 2nd title in succession, winning with an aggregate score of 3-2, and successfully defending the title. While Thailand can point to the controversial penalty for their defeat in the first leg, they failed to defeat Singapore in the Bangkok second-leg. It could have been worse for Thailand had the match officials seen Thai midfielder Datsakorn Thonglao head-butt Singapore's Khairul Amri to vent his anger after the equaliser.[1]

First Leg
31 January 2007
20:00 UTC+8
Singapore  2 – 1  Thailand
Alam Shah Goal 17'
Mustafic Goal 83' (pen.)
Report Thonkanya Goal 50'
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: C. Ravichandran (Malaysia)
Second Leg
4 February 2007
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  1 – 1  Singapore
Thonkanya Goal 49' Report Khairul Goal 81'

Singapore won 3–2 on aggregate.

Awards[edit]

 2007 ASEAN Football Champion 

Singapore
Third title
Most Valuable Player Golden Boot
Singapore Mohd Noh Alam Shah Singapore Mohd Noh Alam Shah

Goalscorers[edit]

10 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Team statistics[edit]

This table shows all team performance.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
Final
1  Singapore 7 2 5 0 18 6 +12
2  Thailand 7 3 3 1 10 4 +6
Semi-finals
3  Vietnam 5 1 3 1 10 3 +7
4  Malaysia 5 1 3 1 6 3 +3
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Indonesia 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2
6  Myanmar 3 0 3 0 1 1 0
7  Philippines 3 0 1 2 0 8 –8
8  Laos 3 0 0 3 1 23 –22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Withers, Andy. "Thailand". Fox Sports. 

External links[edit]