Singapore, Vietnam withdraw bids to host 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup

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and have withdrawn their bids to co-host the 2016 along with Myanmar, leaving Malaysia as the only replacement for Philippines.

Previously, Philippines has withdrawn from hosting the tournament after failing to meet criteria set by Asean Football Federation (AFF).

Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam have expressed interest in replacing Philippines, before the latter two decided to withdraw their bids.

However, according to sources, AFF has accepted a plea for an extension by the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) on Monday. PFF will be given more time to secure a 30,000-seat capacity stadium, which is required as the primary venue of group stage matches.

Local sources also reported that PFF is trying to reach an agreement with Philippines Sports Stadium.

PFF will have to submit a written stadium hire contract to the AFF before March 11, and the AFF council will meet at Da Nang, Vietnam on March 12 to make a final decision on who will join Myanmar on hosting the biennial tournament.