Friday, December 09, 2005

Philippines bidding for 2006 ASEAN Cup

Following the success of the Bacolod South East Asian Games co-hosting, Philippine Football Federation president Johnny Romualdez said the PFF is bidding to hold the ASEAN Cup (formerly sponsored by Tiger Beer), the most prestigious tournament in South East Asia, at the Bacolod City Sports Complex and at Panaad Stadium in November or December next year.

According to the Visayan Daily Star, Romualdez said the PFF had already submitted its hosting bid to the Asian Football Confederation, which will decide on the matter when it holds its general assembly in January in Myanmar.

"The problem we had before is we didn't have stadiums but now we have two. I think we have a good chance," the PFF president said, also citing the fan support generated by the national team in the SEA Games.

All South East Asian countries are expected to field their national teams in the competition, which was last won by Singapore in 2004,

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