MYANMAR TO HOST QUALIFYING ROUNDS FOR 2012 AFF SUZUKI CUP

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- The qualifying round to determine two teams

that will join defending Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup champion,

Malaysia, and five other seeded teams, will be held in Myanmar from Oct 5 to 13

next year.

According to World Sport Group, the exclusive marketing partner of AFF, the

draw for the qualifying round would be held on July 11, involving Myanmar

Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Timor Leste.

"The top two teams from the qualifiers will join the top six seeded Asean

nations, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to

make up eight teams for the final," the company said in a statement today.

The ''Harimau Malaya'' squad, under the tutelage of Datuk K.Rajagobal lifted

the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup after beating Indonesia 4-2 on aggregate.

The 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup will be held from Nov 24 to Dec 22.

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Malaysia and Thailand will co-host the group matches while the semifinals

and final will be played on a home and away format.

Malaysia will be hosting the event for the second time, having previously

co-hosted the tournament in 2004, while Thailand were host in 2000 and co-hosted

it in 2006 and 2008.

Meanwhile, Suzuki Motor Corporation has renewed its title sponsorship for

the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.

The deal will see next year''s tournament bear the brand name of the leading

Japanese automotive company for the third consecutive edition.

"The AFF Suzuki Cup is Southeast Asia''s biggest football event. A record of

192 million television viewers in key Asean markets watched the 2010 AFF Suzuki

Cup along with nearly 800,000 fans who attended the matches live throughout its

duration.

-- BERNAMA

ZAS LES JRL

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