2008 AFF Suzuki Cup

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2008 AFF Suzuki Cup

AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 official logo
Tournament details
Host countries Indonesia
Thailand
Dates 5 December – 28 December
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Vietnam (1st title)
Runners-up  Thailand
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 56 (3.11 per match)
Top scorer(s)

Singapore Agu Casmir
Indonesia Budi Sudarsono

Thailand Teerasil Dangda
(4 goals)
Best player Vietnam Duong Hong Son
Singapore Thailand 2007
Indonesia Vietnam 2010

The 2008 ASEAN Football Championship is the seventh edition of the tournament. It is primarily sponsored by Suzuki and therefore officially known as the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup.[1] The group stage was held in Indonesia and Thailand from December 5 to December 10, 2008. Two legged home and away semi-finals and finals was held between December 16 and December 28, 2008.

Summary[edit]

The tournament would originally have been hosted by Myammar because of the rotation system among ASEAN countries, however, they withdrew in August 2007 due to security concerns.[2] In the third AFF council meeting in Bali, Indonesia and Thailand beat three other countries to win the right to host (the other three were Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam). However, if both countries are unable to fulfill certain obligations set by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF), Vietnam will step in and host the tournament. The winning team will take home USD100,000, runners-up USD 50,000, and USD 15,000 for the losing semi-finalists. Nike will be an official supplier for the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup.[3]

10 days before the start of the tournament, safety issues were raised contending the safety of the teams who were due to play in Bangkok. This was because of the riots that were happening in the city which also resulted in the closure of the Suvarnabhumi Airport (see 2008 Thai political crisis for further information). Due to the political crisis, the Football Association of Thailand stated that the Group Stages in the Thai capital Bangkok would go ahead, or if the situation got worse, games would be moved to Chiang Mai in the north of the country or Phuket in the South of the country.[4][5][6]

As well as Thailand confirming themselves as steady hosts, Vietnam and Malaysia also stated that they would be prepared to host the tournament at short notice.[7][8]

On November 29, with less than one week before the start of the tournament, the Group Stages held in Thai sport were moved from the capital Bangkok to the southern province Phuket.[9]

Venues[edit]

Indonesia prepare Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in the capital city and Jalak Harupat Soreang Stadium in Bandung, while Thailand prepare Rajmangala National Stadium and Suphachalasai Stadium where both of them located in Bangkok. All of the stadiums are 2007 AFC Asian Cup venues except of Si Jalak Harupat Stadium. Bung Karno Stadium will be the opening match venue, while Rajmangala Stadium will be the final match venue.

Group stage matches in Thai sport were switched from the capital Bangkok to the southern provinces Phuket at Surakul Stadium in Phuket City on November 29 due to security issues in Bangkok.[9][10]

Jakarta Bandung Phuket
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium Jalak Harupat Soreang Stadium Surakul Stadium
Capacity: 88,083 Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 15,000
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Asia Cup 2007.jpg Jalak harupat.jpg ASEAN Cup 2008.JPG
Bangkok Hanoi Kallang
Rajamangala Stadium My Dinh National Stadium Singapore National Stadium
Capacity: 49,722 Capacity: 40,192 Capacity: 55,000
Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.jpg My dinh stadium.jpg National stadium kallang sg z.JPG

Qualification[edit]

The qualification will take place in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, from October 17, 2008 to October 25, 2008. The five lower-ranked teams in Southeast Asia play within a round-robin tournament format and the top two countries in the group will qualify for this tournament.

Squads[edit]

Referees[edit]

Confirmed referees during the tournament:[11]

Final tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Singapore 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9
 Indonesia 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
 Myanmar 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
 Cambodia 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0
5 December 2008
17:00
Singapore  5 – 0  Cambodia
Casmir Goal 44'73'
Mustafić Goal 61' (pen.)
Daud Goal 71'
Shah Goal 89'

5 December 2008
19:30
Indonesia  3 – 0  Myanmar
Budi Goal 24'
Firman Goal 28'
Bambang Goal 64'

7 December 2008
17:00
Singapore  3 – 1  Myanmar
Shah Goal 1'
Casmir Goal 16'74'
Tun Goal 28'

7 December 2008
19:30
Cambodia  0 – 4  Indonesia
Budi Goal 15'54'70'
Bambang Goal 76'

9 December 2008
19:30
Myanmar  3 – 2  Cambodia
Win Goal 29'
Thein Goal 35'
Tun Goal 85'
Sokumpheak Goal 40'
Borey Goal 77'

9 December 2008
19:30
Indonesia  0 – 2  Singapore
Khaizan Goal 3'
Shi Jiayi Goal 50'

Group B[edit]

  • All Matches played in Thailand.
  • All times are Indochina Time (ICT) – UTC+7
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Thailand 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 9
 Vietnam 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Malaysia 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
 Laos 3 0 0 3 0 13 −13 0
6 December 2008
17:00
Malaysia  3 – 0  Laos
Safee Goal 68'87'
Putra Goal 73'
Surakul Stadium, Phuket
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Midi Setiyono (Indonesia)

6 December 2008
19:30
Thailand  2 – 0  Vietnam
Suksomkit Goal 34'
Nuchnum Goal 45+4'
Surakul Stadium, Phuket
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Malik Abdul Bashir (Singapore)

8 December 2008
17:00
Malaysia  2 – 3  Vietnam
Putra Goal 20'85' Thành Lương Goal 17'
Vũ Phong Goal 73'88'

8 December 2008
19:30
Laos  0 – 6  Thailand
Rangsiyo Goal 19'
Phetphun Goal 30'
Sunthornpit Goal 40'52'
Sangsanoi Goal 79'89'
Surakul Stadium, Phuket
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mohamed Hadimin (Brunei)

10 December 2008
17:00
Thailand  3 – 0  Malaysia
Suksomkit Goal 23'
Dangda Goal 46'76'

10 December 2008
19:30
Vietnam  4 – 0  Laos
Việt Thắng Goal 49'
Thành Lương Goal 63'
Quang Thanh Goal 66'
Thanh Bình Goal 81'

Knockout stages[edit]

Note: Although the knockout stages are two-legged, away goals rule is 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.

  Semi-finals Final
                         
 Thailand Thailand 1 2 3  
 Indonesia Indonesia 0 1 1  
     Thailand Thailand 1 1 2
   Vietnam Vietnam 2 1 3
 Singapore Singapore 0 0 0
 Vietnam Vietnam 0 1 1  

Semi-finals[edit]

First Leg
16 December 2008
19:00 UTC+7
Indonesia  0 – 1  Thailand
Dangda Goal 6'

17 December 2008
19:00 UTC+7
Vietnam  0 – 0  Singapore
Second Leg
20 December 2008
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  2 – 1  Indonesia
Winothai Goal 73'
Rangsiyo Goal 89'
Nova Goal 9'
Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Mohamed Hadimin (Brunei)

Thailand won 3–1 on aggregate.


21 December 2008
20:00 UTC+8
Singapore  0 – 1  Vietnam
Quang Hải Goal 74'

Vietnam won 1–0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Vietnamese fans.
First Leg
24 December 2008
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  1 – 2  Vietnam
Rangsiyo Goal 75' Report Vũ Phong Goal 40'
Công Vinh Goal 42'
Vietnam Champions.
Second Leg
28 December 2008
19:00 UTC+7
Vietnam  1 – 1  Thailand
Công Vinh Goal 90+4' Report Dangda Goal 21'

Vietnam won 3–2 on aggregate.

Awards[edit]

Vietnamese supporter went out whole night during the champions of Vietnam.


 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup 

Vietnam
First title
Most Valuable Player Golden Boot Fair Play Award
Vietnam Duong Hong Son Singapore Agu Casmir
Indonesia Budi Sudarsono
Thailand Teerasil Dangda
 Thailand

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Team statistics[edit]

This table shows all team performance.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
Final
1  Vietnam 7 4 2 1 11 2 +9
2  Thailand 7 5 1 1 16 4 +12
Semi-finals
3  Singapore 5 3 1 1 10 1 +9
4  Indonesia 5 2 2 1 8 5 +3
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Malaysia 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1
6  Myanmar 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4
7  Cambodia 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10
8  Laos 3 0 0 3 0 13 −13

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Indonesia and Thailand Hosts For ASEAN Football Championship 2008". Archived from the original on April 7, 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Worawi: ‘It’s still on!". AFC. 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2008-11-28. [dead link]
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  6. ^ "Suzuki Cup tournament could be moved from Bangkok to Phuket due to political chaos". Bangkok Post. 2008-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  8. ^ "Malaysia willing to replace Thailand as AFF Cup host". VietNamNet. 2008-11-27. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-28. [dead link]
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  10. ^ "Suzuki Cup meet will be held in Phuket from December 6, says Worawi". Bangkok Post. 2008-11-30. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
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