AFF Suzuki Cup to adopt new format in 2018

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The Asean Football Federation (AFF) will implement changes to the format of its flagship tournament, the Suzuki Cup, in 2018

The current eight-team tournament proper will be expanded to include 10 of 11 Asean nations, with the 10th and 11th-ranked team playing off for a spot in the main draw.

There will be two groups of five teams each, with each side playing two group games in their home country, and two away.

A draw will determine the exact fixtures.

This is a step away from the current system, where four of the lowest-ranked teams in the region battle to earn one spot in the tournament proper.

The format of a two-leg, home-and-away semi-finals and final will remain.

Via: TNP

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