The Philippines and Laos qualified for the Asian Football Confederation's South East Asian zone's ASEAN Football Federation Cup after coming through the qualifiers. The Philippines finished runners-up with a 4-1 defeat of Brunei while Laos topped the qualifying. Both teams join Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam in the tournament proper which will take place from 12 January - 3 February 2007 in Singapore and Thailand. The AFF championship, previously known as the Tiger Cup, takes place every two years. The winners and runners-up in each of the two groups go through to the semi-finals and the final, which are played on a home and away format.