2007 AFF Cup venues and participants announced

The 2007 ASEAN Football Federation Cup, South East Asia's ultimate trophy, formerly called the Tiger Cup, will be co-hosted by Malaysia and Thailand. By virtue of their track record, Rizal Hashim reported in the Malay Mail, six teams have qualified automatically for the final rounds of the group competition which has been scheduled for January and early February next year. They are Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

The last two slots in the final round will be contested by five teams – Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Timor Leste and the Philippines – in the preliminary competition to be held in the Philippines this coming November.

Two other members of the Asian Football Confederation - Australia and the Maldives - have been designated to the ASEAN sub-region for AFC administrative purposes but are not members of the AFF and are only included in AFF tournaments by invitation.

See also: US$2M sponsorship still sought for ASEAN Cup (17 Oct 05) and Vietnam concerned about Tiger Cup sponsorship (11 Oct 05)

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