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2014 AFF Championship


2014 AFF Championship

2014 AFF Championship
Tournament details
Host countries Singapore
Dates 22 November – 20 December
Teams (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 49 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mohd Safiq Rahim (3 goals)

The 2014 AFF Championship, sponsored by Suzuki and officially known as the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup,[1] is the tenth edition of the AFF Championship, the football championship of Southeast Asia. Co-hosting rights to the group stages were awarded to Singapore and Vietnam with matches being held on 22 November to 20 December 2014. Meanwhile, Philippines and Malaysia will also host knock-out stage matches, as their teams advanced to the semi-finals.[2]

Singapore are the defending champions, but will not be able to defend the trophy after failing to qualify from the group stage after losing 1–3 at home to Malaysia. The first in the tournament's history.[3]


  • Hosts 1
  • Venues 2
  • Qualification 3
  • Draw 4
  • Squads 5
  • Final tournament 6
    • Group Stage 6.1
      • Tie-breaking criteria 6.1.1
      • Group A 6.1.2
      • Group B 6.1.3
    • Knockout stage 6.2
      • Semi-finals 6.2.1
      • Finals 6.2.2
  • Incidents and controversies 7
  • Statistics 8
    • Winner 8.1
    • Awards 8.2
    • Discipline 8.3
    • Goalscorers 8.4
  • Team statistics 9
  • Media coverage 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12


Singapore and Vietnam were declared as co-hosts at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Council on 3 April 2013.[4] Initially the Philippines and Indonesia were also considered as possible co-hosts.[5][6]


Kallang, Singapore Hanoi, Vietnam
National Stadium Jalan Besar Stadium Mỹ Đình National Stadium Hàng Đẫy Stadium
Capacity: 55,000 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 40,192 Capacity: 22,000
National Stadium Jalan Besar Stadium Mỹ Đình National Stadium Hàng Đẫy Stadium
Bangkok, Thailand
Location of stadiums of the 2014 AFF Championship.
Blue: Finals; Green: Semi-Finals and Group Stage; Yellow: Group Stage.
Manila, Philippines
Rajamangala Stadium Rizal Memorial Stadium[7]
Capacity: 49,722 Capacity: 30,000
Rajamangala Stadium Rizal Memorial Stadium
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Shah Alam Stadium[8]
Capacity: 80,932
Shah Alam Stadium


Qualification was to have been scrapped for this edition of the tournament,[9] but at the AFF Council Meeting in Naypyidaw, Myanmar in December 2013, it was decided that the qualifying round would be retained, and Laos were awarded the hosting rights.[10] It was to involve the five lower ranked teams in the region, with games taking place between the dates of 12–20 October 2014.[2]

In August 2013, Football Federation Australia became a full member of the AFF,[11] thus making them eligible to compete in the ASEAN Football Championship starting with this edition of the tournament. However, they did not enter.


The draw for the tournament was held on 5 August 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam.[12]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
 Vietnam (co-host)
 Singapore (co-host)
 Myanmar (Qualification Winners)
 Laos (Qualification Runners up)


Final tournament

Group Stage

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

Tie-breaking criteria

Ranking in each group shall be determine as follows:

  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

  • All matches to be played in Vietnam.
  • Times listed are local (UTC+7)
Team Pld
 Vietnam 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 7
 Philippines 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
 Indonesia 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
 Laos 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0
22 November 2014 (2014-11-22)
Philippines  4–1  Laos
Rota Goal 40'
P. Younghusband Goal 45+1'
Reichelt Goal 77'88'
Report Sayavutthi Goal 21'
22 November 2014 (2014-11-22)
Vietnam  2–2  Indonesia
Quế Ngọc Hải Goal 11'
Lê Công Vinh Goal 68'
Report Zulham Goal 33'
Samsul Goal 84'

25 November 2014 (2014-11-25)
Philippines  4–0  Indonesia
P. Younghusband Goal 16' (pen.)
Ott Goal 52'
Steuble Goal 68'
Gier Goal 79'
Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi
Referee: Fahad Al-Marri (Qatar)
25 November 2014 (2014-11-25)
Laos  0–3  Vietnam
Report Vũ Minh Tuấn Goal 27'
Lê Công Vinh Goal 84'
Nguyễn Huy Hùng Goal 88'
Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi
Referee: Ali Sabah Al-Qaysi (Iraq)

28 November 2014 (2014-11-28)
Indonesia  5–1  Laos
Evan Goal 8'
Ramdhani Goal 20'50'
Zulham Goal 82'
Souksavanh Goal 89' (o.g.)
Report Sayavutthi Goal 28' (pen.)
Hàng Đẫy Stadium, Hanoi
Referee: Ali Sabah Al-Qaysi (Iraq)
28 November 2014 (2014-11-28)
Vietnam  3–1  Philippines
Ngô Hoàng Thịnh Goal 9'
Vũ Minh Tuấn Goal 50'
Phạm Thành Lương Goal 58'
Report Mulders Goal 60'

Group B

  • All matches to be played in Singapore.
  • Times listed are local (UTC+8)
Due to problems with the pitch at the National Stadium,[13] the Asean Football Federation have decided for two venues for the Group B matches.[14]
Team Pld
 Thailand 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 9
 Malaysia 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Singapore 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
 Myanmar 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
23 November 2014 (2014-11-23)
Malaysia  0–0  Myanmar
Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang[14]
Referee: Çarymurat Kurbanow (Turkmenistan)
23 November 2014 (2014-11-23)
Singapore  1–2  Thailand
Khairul Goal 20' Report Mongkol Goal 9'
Charyl Goal 89' (pen.)

26 November 2014 (2014-11-26)
Malaysia  2–3  Thailand
Amri Goal 28'
Safiq Goal 61'
Report Adisak Goal 43'90'
Charyl Goal 72'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang[14]
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
26 November 2014 (2014-11-26)
Myanmar  2–4  Singapore
Kyaw Zayar Win Goal 55'
Kyaw Ko Ko Goal 62' (pen.)
Report Shaiful Goal 15'
Hariss Goal 35'42'
Khin Maung Lwin Goal 75' (o.g.)
National Stadium, Kallang
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)

29 November 2014 (2014-11-29)
Thailand  2–0  Myanmar
Tanaboon Goal 12'
Prakit Goal 84'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang
Referee: Çarymurat Kurbanow (Turkmenistan)
29 November 2014 (2014-11-29)
Singapore  1–3  Malaysia
Khairul Goal 83' Report Safee Goal 61'
Safiq Goal 90+3' (pen.)
Putra Goal 90+5'
National Stadium, Kallang
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
  1. ^ The match was delayed one hour due to the heavy rain.
  2. ^ The match was delayed due to raining.

Knockout stage

  Semifinals Final
A2   Philippines 0  
B1   Thailand 0  
B2   Malaysia 1
A1   Vietnam 2  


First Leg
6 December 2014 (2014-12-06)
20:00 UTC+8
Philippines  0–0  Thailand
7 December 2014 (2014-12-07)
20:00 UTC+8
Malaysia  1–2  Vietnam
Safiq Goal 14' (pen.) Report Võ Huy Toàn Goal 32'
Nguyễn Văn Quyết Goal 60'
Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Referee: Ma Ning (China)

Second Leg
10 December 2014 (2014-12-10)
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  Match 15  Philippines
11 December 2014 (2014-12-11)
19:00 UTC+7
Vietnam  Match 16  Malaysia


First Leg
17 December 2014 (2014-12-17)
Semi-final 1 winner Match 17 Semi-final 2 winner

Second Leg
20 December 2014 (2014-12-20)
Semi-final 2 winner Match 18 Semi-final 1 winner

Incidents and controversies

During the group match between Singapore and Malaysia at the Singapore National Stadium, irate Singaporean fans started to throw bottles of water and toilet rolls to the pitch and players gate tunnel at the end of the match due to what was seen as awful decision-making by Oman referee Ahmed Al-Kaf to awarded the Malaysian side a penalty kick resulting an advantage to them.[15]

Other incidents occurred soon during the 1st semi-final between Malaysia and Vietnam in Shah Alam Stadium when some of the Malaysian fans are seeing pointing green laser light at the field as recorded on the match video in television camera.[16] At the end of the match when Malaysia lose 1–2 to Vietnam, some angry Malaysian hooligan fans started to attack Vietnamese fans resulting in injury.[16] The hooligans rushed to assault any Vietnamese fans, who tried to flee and had no intention of fighting back with bottles, smoke bombs and dangerous objects continued to be thrown even after the Malaysian police arrived at the scene to quell the scuffles.[17] This was heavily criticised by the Vietnamese side for the unfair play shown by some of the Malaysian supporters. As a result, the website of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has been hacked by suspected Vietnamese hacker.[18] Other Malaysian supporters together with the Malaysia Minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin condemn the hooligan fans attitude and has offer their apologies to all Vietnamese fans, adding that five of the perpetrators had been arrested.[19][20][21]




Most Valuable Player Golden Boot Fair Play Award


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

Player Offences Suspensions
Rizky Pora Red card in Group A v Philippines Group A v Laos
Supardi Nasir Red card in Group A v Laos
Adisak Kraisorn Red card in Semi-Final (1st Leg) v Philippines Semi-Final (2nd Leg) v Philippines
Vũ Minh Tuấn Booked in Group A v Indonesia
Booked in Group A v Philippines
Semi-finals (1st Leg) v Malaysia
Mohd Amri Yahyah Booked in Group B v Myanmar
Booked in Group B v Singapore
Semi-finals (1st Leg) v Vietnam
Shukor Adan Booked in Group B v Thailand
Booked in Group B v Singapore
Semi-finals (1st Leg) v Vietnam
Gary Steven Robbat Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in Group B v Myanmar Group B v Thailand
Baihakki Khaizan Booked in Group B v Thailand
Booked in Group B v Myanmar
Group B v Malaysia


Bold indicates players still active in tournament.
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Team statistics

This table will show the ranking of teams throughout the tournament.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 TBD 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 TBD 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TBD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 TBD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Indonesia 3 1 1 1 7 7 0
6  Singapore 3 1 0 2 6 7 –1
7  Myanmar 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4
8  Laos 3 0 0 3 2 12 –10

Media coverage

2014 AFF Championship television broadcasters in Southeast Asia
Country Broadcast network Television station
 Australia none
 Brunei RTB RTB1
 Cambodia TVK TVK
 Indonesia MNC Media RCTI, MNC TV, Global TV
 Malaysia Media Prima, Astro TV3, TV9, Astro Arena
 Myanmar MRTV MRTV
 Philippines ABS-CBN Corporation ABS-CBN Sports+Action
 Singapore MediaCorp Okto: Sports on Okto
 Thailand BBTV TV, TrueVisions CH7, 7HD True Sport HD,
 Timor-Leste RTTL TTL
 Vietnam VTV VTV 2 and VTV 6[22]
2014 AFF Championship international television broadcasters
Asia-wide Fox International Channels Fox Sports Asia


  1. ^ "Suzuki Motor Corporation renew relationship with ASEAN Football Championship". ASEAN Football Federation. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Suzuki Motor Corporation Renew Relationship with ASEAN Football Championship". Global Suzuki. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Lim Say Heng (29 November 2014). "Heartbreak as Singapore crash out of Suzuki Cup".  
  4. ^ "Vietnam and Singapore are hosts of AFF Suzuki Cup 2014". ASEAN Football Federation. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Singapore could defend title at home in 2014".  
  6. ^ "S'pore expected to co-host 2014 AFF". Today Online. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Azkals yield 3-1 result to Vietnam, enter Suzuki Cup semis as 2nd seed". GMA News. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Malaysia switch semifinal venue from Bukit Jalil to Shah Alam Stadium".  
  9. ^ "Singapore and Vietnam to host 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup".  
  10. ^ "AFF to Organize ASEAN All-Stars Charity Match". ASEAN Football Federation. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Australia officially in AFF". ASEAN Football Federation. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "AFF inspects Vietnam’s preparations for Suzuki Cup 2014". Vietnamnet. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Pitch was far from satisfactory". Channel News Asia. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c "National Stadium and Jalan Besar Stadium to share". Channel News Asia. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  15. ^ Azim Azman (30 November 2014). "Irate Singapore fans targets officials after loss". The New Paper. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Khán giả Malaysia tấn công CĐV Việt Nam!" (in Vietnamese). 7 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  17. ^ Quang Tuyen (8 December 2014). "Malaysia eats humble pie after soccer hooligans attack Vietnam fans".  
  18. ^ Julia Chan (8 December 2014). "FAM website hacked, Vietnamese attackers suspected".  
  19. ^ Rashvinjeet S. Bedi (8 December 2014). "Malaysian football fans apologise over violence caused by hooligans".  
  20. ^ "Khairy condemns unruly Malaysians, offers apology to Vietnamese fans".  
  21. ^ "Malaysia apologises to Vietnam over fan violence".  
  22. ^ "VTV win AFF Cup broadcast rights". 31 October 2014. 

External links

  • Tournament Website The Official Tournament Website
  • ASEAN Football Federation The Official Federation Website
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