President of Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) U Zaw Zaw attended the 13th Asean Football Federation(AFF) Council Meeting held this morning in Malaysia to discuss the matters concerning with 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup hosting and, marketing and financial issues for sustainable development of Asean Football.
It was confirmed in this meeting that the next AFF Council Meeting will take place in Yangon, Myanmar, on 27th February 2015. MFF President told other council members that Myanmar will hold the meeting in line with the duties of the host.
It is learned that the meeting agreed to designate Myanmar as the host for 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup and discussed the matters concerning with the tournament hosting. According the new rules and regulations of Asean Championship, a total of eight teams will participate in the tournament consisting of seven teams directly participating in the finals and one team which is the winner of qualification rounds.
The qualification rounds will be played in Cambodia and the four teams namely Cambodia, Brunei, Timor Leste and Laos which stood at the bottom four places during the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup will participate. Myanmar National Team stood at seventh place but they will directly enter the final stages in 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup hosted by Myanmar.