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AFF Championship swoops into AirAsia deal - SportsPro Media

I've watched every AFF since the inaugural in 1996 and I am thrilled to be able to work with them to support the biggest event in the region's footballing calendar,” said Tony Fernandes, chief executive officer of AirAsia Group. “Football is the people ...

Suzuki returns as AFF Championship title sponsor - SportsPro Media

Suzuki has been confirmed to return at the title sponsor of the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Championship. The 2018 edition of the south-east Asian soccer federation's biennial flagship competition will take its name from the motor corporation for ...

Flash Back: AFF Cup 1998 - Goal.com

As runners up in 1996, Malaysia were assured qualification to the group stage, alongside defending champions Thailand, and hosts and third-placed Vietnam, and fourth-placed Indonesia. The qualification stage, which featured six teams divided into two ...

AFF Suzuki Cup to kick-off in November - Goal.com

Suzuki Motor Corporation will back this year's ASEAN Football Championship for the fifth straight time. “The AFF Suzuki Cup has flourished since we took over as title sponsor in 2008 and we are pleased to renew our association with such a wonderful ...

AFF Suzuki Cup ready to dazzle fans - Bangkok Post

First staged in 1996 and the successor to the Tiger Cup and Asean Football Championship, the AFF Suzuki Cup fires old rivalries, showcases established stars and unearths new talent in a region transfixed by the beautiful game. The lure of the AFF ...

AFF Suzuki Cup embodies region's footballing prowess and its people - The Star Online

The biennial competition, organised by the Asean Football Federation (AFF), began life as the Tiger Cup in 1996, having been sponsored by Tiger Beer brewer, Singapore-based Asia Pacific Breweries. When the sponsorship ended in 2004, the tournament ...

Malaysian Football Legends: Zainal Abidin Hassan - Goal.com

He also featured for Malaysia in the inaugural AFF Cup (then called the Tiger Cup) in 1996, leading the Malayan Tigers to the final before losing to Thailand 1-0. He also emerged as the tournament's MVP, at the age of 35. He soon retired from ...

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.

1996 AFF Championship
1996 東盟足球錦標賽
1996 Kejohanan Bola Sepak ASEAN
Tiger Cup 1996.jpg
Tournament details
Host country Singapore
Dates 1–15 September
Teams 10
Venue(s) 2 (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.