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2008 AFF Championship

2008 AFF Championship
AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 official logo
Tournament details
Host countries Indonesia
Thailand
Vietnam
Dates 5 – 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)

Agu Casmir
Budi Sudarsono

Teerasil Dangda
(4 goals)
Best player Dương Hồng Sơn

The 2008 AFF 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 5 to 10 December 2008. Two legged home and away semi-finals and finals was held between 16 and 28 December 2008.

Contents

  • Summary 1
  • Venues 2
  • Qualification 3
  • Squads 4
  • Referees 5
  • Final tournament 6
    • Group stage 6.1
      • Group A 6.1.1
      • Group B 6.1.2
    • Knockout stages 6.2
      • Semi-finals 6.2.1
      • Final 6.2.2
  • Awards 7
  • Goalscorers 8
  • Team statistics 9
  • References 10

Summary

The tournament would originally have been hosted by Myanmar 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 Championship.[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 29 November, 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

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 29 November 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
Bangkok Hanoi Kallang
Rajamangala Stadium My Dinh National Stadium Singapore National Stadium
Capacity: 49,722 Capacity: 40,192 Capacity: 55,000

Qualification

The qualification will take place in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, from 17 October 2008 to 25 October 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

Referees

Confirmed referees during the tournament:[11]

Final tournament

Group stage

Group A

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.)
Sahdan Goal 71'
Alam Goal 89'
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Chaiya Mahapab (Thailand)

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
Alam Goal 1'
Casmir Goal 16'74'
Myo Min Tun Goal 28'
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Phung Dinh Dung (Vietnam)

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
Moe Win Goal 29'
Ya Zar Win Thein Goal 35'
Myo Min Tun Goal 85'
Sokumpheak Goal 40'
Borey Goal 77'

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

Group B

  • 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
Sutee Goal 34'
Suchao 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' Phạm Thành Lương Goal 16'
Nguyễn Vũ Phong Goal 72'86'

8 December 2008
19:30
Laos  0 – 6  Thailand
Ronnachai Goal 19'
Patiparn Goal 30'
Arthit Goal 40'52'
Anon Goal 79'89'
Surakul Stadium, Phuket
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mohamed Hadimin (Brunei)

10 December 2008
17:00
Thailand  3 – 0  Malaysia
Sutee Goal 23'
Teerasil Goal 46'76'
Surakul Stadium, Phuket[12][13]
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Malik Abdul Bashir (Singapore)

Knockout stages

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 1 2 3  
  Indonesia 0 1 1  
      Thailand 1 1 2
    Vietnam 2 1 3
  Singapore 0 0 0
  Vietnam 0 1 1  

Semi-finals

First Leg
16 December 2008
19:00 UTC+7
Indonesia  0 – 1  Thailand
Teerasil Goal 6'
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Võ Minh Trí (Vietnam)

17 December 2008
19:00 UTC+7
Vietnam  0 – 0  Singapore
Second Leg
20 December 2008
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  2 – 1  Indonesia
Teeratep Goal 73'
Ronnachai 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
Nguyễn Quang Hải Goal 74'
National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)

Vietnam won 1–0 on aggregate.

Final

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

Vietnam won 3–2 on aggregate.

Awards

Vietnamese supporter went out whole night during the champions of Vietnam.
 2008 AFF Championship 

Vietnam
First title
Most Valuable Player Golden Boot Fair Play Award
Dương Hồng Sơn Agu Casmir
Budi Sudarsono
Teerasil Dangda
 Thailand

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Team statistics

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

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  2. ^ "Thailand, Indonesia to host 2008 ASEAN championships". Reuters. Retrieved 24 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "Indonesia and Thailand Hosts For ASEAN Football Championship 2008". Archived from the original on 7 April 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Worawi: ‘It’s still on!". AFC. 28 November 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "AFF Suzuki Cup en español". Periodismo de fútbol internacional. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Suzuki Cup tournament could be moved from Bangkok to Phuket due to political chaos". Bangkok Post. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "Vietnam top candidate to replace Thailand as AFF Cup host". VietNamNet. 28 November 2008. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "Malaysia willing to replace Thailand as AFF Cup host". VietNamNet. 27 November 2008. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Thailand shifts Suzuki Cup out of troubled Bangkok". Yahoo! Sports. 29 November 2008. Archived from the original on 15 December 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "Suzuki Cup meet will be held in Phuket from December 6, says Worawi". Bangkok Post. 30 November 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  11. ^ "Wasit Indonesia Masih Dipercaya" (in Indonesian). Pikiran Rakyat Online. 29 October 2008. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2008. 
  12. ^ "Thailand-Malaysia Move To Bangkok". AFF. 7 December 2008. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
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