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The ASEAN Football Championship (ASEAN Football Championship), formerly known as the Tiger Cup (Tiger Cup), is an international football championship between countries in the Southeast Asian region. The tournament is organized by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF).

The championship's old name comes from its sponsor, the Singapore beer company, Tiger Beer. In 2007, the championship's name became the ASEAN Football Championship, and in 2008, it changed again to the AFF Suzuki Cup.


The Tiger Cup started in 1996 in Singapore. In the first championship held, Thailand won the championship after defeating Malaysia with a score of 1-0 in the final.

The 1998 Tiger Cup which took place in Vietnam gave birth to a controversial incident where in the preliminary round, in an effort to avoid meeting the hosts Vietnam in the next round, Indonesia and Thailand played negative football because neither of them had the will to win. When the score was still 2-2 towards the end of the match, Indonesian defender Mursyid Effendi deliberately scored an own goal by kicking the ball into his own net so that the score became 3-2 in favor of Thailand. Both teams were eventually fined for "ruining the spirit of football" and Mursyid himself was banned from international football for life. The champion in 1998 was Singapore who beat Vietnam in the final round with a score of 1-0.

The 2000 & 2002 Tiger Cup took place in the "el clasico ASEAN" final which was won by Thailand after successively beating Indonesia in the final. Since the 2002 Tiger Cup, the Tiger Cup has been held in two countries.

Since 2004, the semifinals and final of the Tiger Cup have been held on a home-and-home basis. This year was also the first time the Tiger Cup was held in two countries. In addition, this time the Tiger Cup also recorded Timor Leste's participation in this championship for the first time.

The 2007 ASEAN Football Championship was held in Singapore and Thailand and

again won by Singapore after defeating Thailand in the final at home to Singapore and drew at home to Thailand.

The 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup was held in Indonesia and Thailand. This time Vietnam won the championship, which beat Thailand in the final at home to Thailand and drew at home to Vietnam.

The 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup was held in Indonesia and Vietnam which was the first time won by Malaysia which beat Indonesia, with an aggregate of 4-2, away from Malaysia 3-0 and at home to Indonesia 2-1.

Indonesia's footsteps in the 2010 AFF Cup

The football tournament for countries in Southeast Asia was first held in Singapore in 1996. The tournament, known as the Tiger Cup, was pioneered by nine ASEAN countries.

In the first event, Thailand won after beating Malaysia in the final. Meanwhile, Indonesia had to settle for fourth place after losing to Vietnam.

The Tiger Cup controversy, which is now called the AFF Cup, occurred in 1998. It was the Indonesian defender, Mursyid Effendi, who deliberately scored a goal against Thailand. Indonesia, which at that time had been confirmed to qualify for the semifinals, finally 'lost' 2-3 to Thailand. And the White Elephant team also had to face host Vietnam in the semifinals.

As a result of this incident, FIFA finally fined the two teams of US $ 40 thousand. Indonesia and Thailand have proven to undermine the spirit of fair play. Indonesia received an additional punishment, Mursyid Effendi was banned from playing on the international stage for life.

Singapore finally won after defeating Vietnam. While Indonesia is in third place because it beat Thailand 5-4.

In the 2000, 2002 and 2004 events, Indonesia won second place. Indonesia's worst achievement in this tournament was in 2007. Indonesia failed to qualify for the semifinals. Likewise in 2008.

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