The FA of Malaysia (FAM) and MP & Silva have announced the launch of a new international age-group football tournament where Malaysia will be the inaugural host country of the Nations Cup.
Organised by leading sports agency MP & Silva, the Nations Cup aims to be an annual tournament that provides high-quality competition for national football teams in Asia. With the goal of promoting international football in the region, the Nations Cup will complement the current international football calendar leading up to the Southeast Asia Games in 2017.
The first edition will take place on 3 & 5 June 2016 at Malacca’s Hang Jebat Stadium, and feature Under-21 teams where Malaysia will play host to Thailand, the current SEA Games football champion, neighbours Singapore and bronze-medallists, Vietnam.
The top two teams will advance to the final after the conclusion of the preliminary round matches.
Fans in Asia can expect to witness the rise of up-and-coming football stars in action as a preview to the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup and South East Asia Games 2017 that will be held in Kuala Lumpur.