AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy

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AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy
Founded2018;1 year ago (2018)
Region Asia (AFF and EAFF)
Number of teams2
Soccerball current event.svg 2020 AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy

The AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy is a biennial football match organised by ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) and East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) and contested by the reigning champions of the two main Asian international football competitions, the AFF Championship and the EAFF E-1 Football Championship. It takes place during the FIFA international match window. [1] [2]

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

ASEAN Football Federation

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a smaller organisation within the greater Asian Football Confederation, and centres on Southeast Asia, founded in 1984 by the nations of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asian Nations, although the AFF also includes East Timor and Australia, which are not members of ASEAN.

East Asian Football Federation

The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded on May 28, 2002, is an international governing body of association football in East Asia.



The first AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy match, to be played on a single-match format, was initially scheduled to be held on 26 March 2019 [1] at the Mỹ Đình National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam between the national football teams of Vietnam and South Korea. [3] [4] However, on 19 February 2019, it was announced that the inaugural AFF-EAFF Champions Trophy match would be postponed until an unclear date in 2020 after both contesting teams failed to settle on a date for the match within the 2019 calendar. [5]

Mỹ Đình National Stadium Stadium Nasional My Dinh

The Mỹ Đình National Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Nam Từ Liêm, Hanoi (Vietnam). It has a capacity of 40,192 seats and is the centerpiece of Vietnam's National Sports Complex. It was officially opened in September 2003 and was the main venue for the Southeast Asian Games later that year, hosting the opening and closing ceremony as well as the men's football and athletics events.

Hanoi Municipality in Hà Nội, Vietnam

Hanoi is Vietnam's capital and second largest city by population. The city mostly lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is 1,720 km (1,070 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City and 105 km (65 mi) west of Haiphong.

Vietnam Country in Southeast Asia

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants as of 2016, it is the 15th most populous country in the world. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, part of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the east and southeast. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, while its most populous city is Ho Chi Minh City.

The trophy will be contested biennially, with AFF and EAFF rotating the host venue duties and the former staging the first-ever Champions Trophy. [1] Vietnam automatically won hosting right to the inaugural Champions Trophy match on 15 December 2018 after beating Malaysia 3–2 on aggregate score in the 2018 AFF Championship Final. [6] A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the organisation of the AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy was signed in Hanoi, Vietnam on 15 December 2018 by AFF Deputy President, Maj General Khiev Sameth, and EAFF President, Chung Mong Gyu. [1] [2]

Vietnam national football team National association football team

The Vietnam national football team is the national football team representing Vietnam in international football competitions and is managed by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

Malaysia national football team national team of Malaysia

The Malaysia national football team is the national association football team of Malaysia and is controlled by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). The national team was founded in 1963 Merdeka Tournament one month before the establishment of the Malaysian Federation. Malaysia national football team is recognised by FIFA as the successor of the defunct Malaya national football team. The Malaysian team is nicknamed Harimau Malaya in reference of the Malayan tiger.

The 2018 AFF Championship Final was the final of the 2018 AFF Championship, the 12th edition of the top-level Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) football tournament organised by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF).


YearHost nationVenueFinal
2020 Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi

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