Vietnam ready to co-host this year’s AFF Suzuki Cup

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My Dinh

Football Federation (VFF) has offered to replace as co-host of the 2016 , local newspaper reported.

The final decision on who will join Myanmar on hosting the biennial tournament will be made by the Asean Football Federation (AFF) at its meeting in the city of Danang, Vietnam, on March 12.

According to local sources, Philippines had to withdraw as co-host of the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup after they failed to meet the criteria set by AFF for the tournament.

Other than Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore have also expressed interest replacing Philippines, according to reports.

Vietnam has hosted and co-hosted the AFF Championship four times, most recently in 2014 where the national team reached semi-finals.

If selected, Vietnam would use the 40.000 seat capacity My Ding National Stadium as the primary venue of group stage matches.

However, according to local sources, Malaysia and Thailand are favorites to take over from Philippines, since Vietnam and Singapore already co-hosted the lasted edition of the tournament.