28 April 2018

AFF Suzuki Cup Draw: The Possible Groups and Match-ups

The group-stage draw for the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup takes place on May 2. We know the identities of nine of the 10 teams, with the winner of Brunei Darussalam and Timor Leste joining after September’s play-off, and it's time to turn our attentions to the permutations on offer.
Here we look at what could unfold at the prestigious tournament draw event in Jakarta and which teams could be pitted against one another in potential groups of death, groups of champions, familiar foes and more.
As it stands, here is the current seeding with one nation from each pot to be drawn to make two groups of five teams, which will play a round robin system with each team playing two home and two away fixtures:
Pot 1: Thailand, Vietnam
Pot 2: Indonesia, Malaysia
Pot 3: Philippines, Myanmar
Pot 4: Singapore, Cambodia
Pot 5: Laos, Brunei Darussalam or Timor Leste

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