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2012 AFF Championship
2012 Kejohanan Bola Sepak ASEAN
2012 อาเซียนฟุตบอลแชมเปียนชิพ
AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countries Malaysia
Dates24 November – 22 December
Teams8 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Singapore (4th title)
Runners-up Thailand
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored48 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)Thailand Teerasil Dangda
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Singapore Shahril Ishak

The 2012 AFF Championship, sponsored by Suzuki and officially known as the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup,[1] was the 9th edition of the AFF Championship, the football championship of Southeast Asia. It was co-hosted by Malaysia and Thailand and took place from 24 November to 22 December 2012.[2]

Singapore became the first side to win the AFF Championship four times, beating Thailand 3–2 on aggregate in the finals. Singapore coach Radojko Avramović also became the most successful coach in tournament history, adding to his wins in 2004 and 2007.[3]


On 17 December 2010, the Philippine Football Federation declared their interest to host the 2012 AFF Championship.[4][5] However, with no other reported interest and following the meeting of the AFF Council on 19 February 2011, Malaysia and Thailand were announced as hosts of the preliminary round.[6][7]


There were two main venues; the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur and the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. The secondary venues; the Shah Alam Stadium in Shah Alam, Selangor State and the Supachalasai Stadium in Bangkok for the final round of group games on 30 November and 1 December.[8] The Supachalasai Stadium replaced the Muang Thong Stadium as the alternative venue for the final match day in Group A on 27 November, after itself had been replaced by the Muang Thong Stadium on 17 October.[9] If Thailand reached the semifinals and finals, their home games were played at the Supachalasai Stadium as the Rajamangala was hosting the 2012 Race of Champions.[10] Philippines and Singapore also hosted games due to making the knockout stages. The Philippines hosted at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, the first time an AFF Championship game was held in the Philippines and Singapore hosted at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Location of stadiums of the 2014 AFF Championship.
Orange pog.svg Orange: Finals, Semi-Finals and Group Stage; Red pog.svg Red: Finals and Semi-Finals; Blue pog.svg Blue: Semi-Finals; Green pog.svg Green: Semi-Finals and Group Stage; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group Stage.
Malaysia Shah Alam
Bukit Jalil National Stadium Shah Alam Stadium
Capacity: 110,000 Capacity: 80,372
Bukit Jalil National Stadium Shah Alam Stadium
Thailand Bangkok Thailand Bangkok
Rajamangala Stadium Supachalasai Stadium
Capacity: 49,722 Capacity: 19,793
Rajamangala Stadium National Stadium (Thailand)
Philippines Manila Singapore Singapore
Rizal Memorial Stadium Jalan Besar Stadium
Capacity: 12,873 Capacity: 8,000
Rizal Memorial Stadium Jalan Besar Stadium


  Qualified Teams.
  Teams Did Not Qualify.

Qualification took place from 5 to 13 October 2012. It involved the five lower ranked teams in Southeast Asia. All teams played in a round-robin tournament format with the top two teams qualifying for the tournament proper. Six teams have qualified directly to the finals.



The draw for the tournament as well as the qualification tournament took place on the afternoon of 11 July 2012 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Bangkok. The teams that qualified via the qualifying stages were not yet determined at the time of the draw.[11] The eight finalists were divided into four pots of two teams each based on team rankings.[12]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Malaysia (co-host)
 Thailand (co-host)



Qualification winner –
Qualification runner-up –


Final tournament[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

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

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

Ranking in each group shall be determine as follows:[13]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in all the group matches;
  2. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches.

If two or more teams are equal on the basis on the above three criteria, the place shall be determined as follows:

  1. Result of the direct match between the teams concerned;
  2. Kicks from the penalty mark if the teams concerned are still on the field of play;
  3. Drawing lots by the Organising Committee.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
 Thailand 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
 Philippines 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Vietnam 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
 Myanmar 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Vietnam 1–1 Myanmar
Lê Tấn Tài Goal 34' Report Kyi Lin Goal 53' (pen.)
Thailand 2–1 Philippines
Jakkraphan Goal 39'
Anucha Goal 41'
Report Mulders Goal 77'

Vietnam 0–1 Philippines
Report Caligdong Goal 86'
Myanmar 0–4 Thailand
Report Teerasil Goal 20'82'89'
Apipoo Goal 59'

Thailand 3–1 Vietnam
Kirati Goal 21'65'
Nguyễn Gia Từ Goal 82' (o.g.)
Report Nguyễn Văn Quyết Goal 72'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
 Singapore 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Malaysia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 Indonesia 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Laos 3 0 1 2 6 10 −4 1
Indonesia 2–2 Laos
Maitimo Goal 43'
Mofu Goal 90'
Report Sayavutthi Goal 30' (pen.)
Liththideth Goal 80'

Laos 1–4 Malaysia
Sihavong Goal 38' Report Safiq Goal 15'
Safee Goal 67'
Wan Goal 76'
Khyril Goal 80'

Singapore 4–3 Laos
Shahril Goal 45+1'52'
Amri Goal 63'
Fazrul Goal 65'
Report Sayavutthi Goal 21'81' (pen.)
Liththideth Goal 40'

Knockout stage[edit]

  Semi-finals Final
A2  Philippines 0 0 0  
B1  Singapore 0 1 1  
    B1  Singapore 3 0 3
  A1  Thailand 1 1 2
B2  Malaysia 1 0 1
A1  Thailand 1 2 3  


First Leg

Second Leg
Singapore 1–0 Philippines
Amri Goal 19' Report

Singapore won 1–0 on aggregate.

Thailand 2–0 Malaysia
Teerasil Goal 60'
Theeraton Goal 65'

Thailand won 3–1 on aggregate.


First Leg
Singapore 3–1 Thailand
Fahrudin Goal 10' (pen.)
Amri Goal 72'
Baihakki Goal 90+1'
Report Adul Goal 65'
Second Leg

Singapore won 3–2 on aggregate.


 2012 AFF Championship Champion 

Fourth title
Most Valuable Player Golden Boot Fair Play Award
Singapore Shahril Ishak Thailand Teerasil Dangda Malaysia Malaysia

Player statistics[edit]


In the final tournament, a player was suspended for the subsequent match in the competition for either getting red card or accumulating two yellow cards in two different matches.

Player Offences Suspensions
Indonesia Endra Prasetya Red card in Group B v Laos Group B v Singapore
Laos Sopha Saysana Red card in Group B v Indonesia Group B v Malaysia
Singapore Irwan Shah Yellow card Yellow-red card in Group B v Indonesia Group B v Laos
Thailand Pichitphong Choeichiu Yellow card in Group A v Philippines
Yellow card in Group A v Myanmar
Group A v Vietnam
Vietnam Âu Văn Hoàn Yellow card in Group A v Myanmar
Yellow card in Group A v Thailand
Vietnam Lê Tấn Tài Yellow card in Group A v Philippines
Yellow card in Group A v Thailand
Singapore Hariss Harun Yellow card in Group B v Malaysia
Yellow card in Group B v Indonesia
Group B v Laos
Indonesia Wahyu Wijiastanto Yellow card in Group B v Laos
Yellow card in Group B v Singapore
Group B v Malaysia
Indonesia Muhammad Taufiq Yellow card in Group B v Singapore
Yellow card in Group B v Malaysia
Indonesia Oktovianus Maniani Yellow card in Group B v Singapore
Yellow card in Group B v Malaysia
Thailand Arthit Sunthornpit Red card in Group A v Vietnam Semi-finals (1st Leg) v Malaysia

 • Player who get a card during the semifinals and final doesn't include here.


5 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
1  Singapore 7 4 1 2 11 6 +5
2  Thailand 7 5 1 1 14 6 +8
3  Philippines 5 2 1 2 4 3 +1
4  Malaysia 5 2 1 2 7 7 0
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Indonesia 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
6  Vietnam 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
7  Laos 3 0 1 2 6 10 −4
8  Myanmar 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6

Media coverage[edit]

2012 AFF Championship Broadcasters in Southeast Asia[14]
Country Broadcast network Television station
 Brunei Radio Televisyen Brunei RTB1
 Cambodia National Radio and Television of Kampuchea TVK
 Indonesia Media Nusantara Citra RCTI, SINDOtv
 Laos Lao National Radio and Television LNTV1
 Malaysia Radio Televisyen Malaysia TV1
 Myanmar Myanmar Radio and Television Myanmar Television
 Philippines Associated Broadcasting Company AKTV
 Singapore MediaCorp Channel 5 (HD5), Okto
 Thailand Royal Thai Army BBTV7
 Vietnam Vietnam Television VTV1


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