Azkals lose chance to bounce back
That's because the 2020 edition will not be pushing through.
Organizers said in their official website the tournament will not be held until 2021.
The AFF explained that this is “in view of the rapidly deteriorating coronavirus situation, regionally and globally.”Two years ago, the Azkals reached the semis and lost their two matches at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod and the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi.
Vietnam eventually went on grab the title, first after playing Malaysia to a 2-all draw in Kuala Lumpur, and then a 1-0 triumph over at their own home field.
AFF President, Major General Khiev Sameth explained that the Suzuki Cup Task Force Committee held extensive discussions before reaching this decision.
“Since the onset of COVID-19, the AFF has been closely monitoring guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Ministries, government agencies, FIFA and AFC,” said Sameth.