Philippines retains AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 hosting right

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The Philippines will co-hosts the 2016 at the end of this year after receiving the nod from the AFF Council which met today in the coastal city of Da Nang here in Vietnam.

The other host of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 is Myanmar.

This follows the ability of the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) in handing over all deliverables before the deadline yesterday evening.

And today, the AFF Council was presented with the contract between the PFF and the Philippines Sports Stadium as well as the letter of guarantee from the Philippines Sports Commission.

“We are very glad to receive the support from the AFF Council and now we can move on and work towards hosting a successful AFF Suzuki Cup,” said Atty Edwin B Gastanes, the general secretary of the PFF.

“Both hosts will have a lot of work to do as this is the first time that both countries will be hosting the AF Suzuki Cup and we have to make sure that we do everything possible.”

The 25,000 seater Philippines Sports Stadium will be the main venue of the AFF Suzuki Cup while the Rizal Memorial Stadium with a capacity of 12,500 will be the secondary stadium of the blue-riband AFF event.

The group stage of the AFF Suzuki Cup will be held on 19-26 November 2016.

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