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The AFC Cup is renamed, returning to the format when Vietnam won the championship

06 Jun 2022 | 16:12 | Football

From 2022, the Southeast Asian Championships (AFF Cup) is associated with a new sponsor. The official name of this competition is the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup. This was announced by the Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) at the event sponsor launch ceremony in Hanoi on the morning of May 23.

“As the world begins to reopen post-pandemic, we are delighted to be the main sponsor of the Southeast Asian Championships. We look forward to building a bright future together with AFF. Mitsubishi Electric hopes to bring excitement and joy to many fans through this relationship.” Mr. Guan Guoyan, Chief Representative of Mitsubishi Asia Pacific, delivered a speech.

The AFC Cup was renamed and returned to the format when Vietnam won the championship - 1

The AFC Cup has a new name starting in 2022.

AFF Chairman Khiev Sameth said: “Entering the 14th season of the AFC Cup, we will continue to innovate and improve to overcome the challenges ahead. This landmark partnership heralds a new era for the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup, and I am very optimistic that we can take the game to the next level and, most importantly, raise the standard of football in the region together.”

The 2022 AFC Cup is scheduled to be held in December, with 10 teams from Southeast Asia divided into 2 groups. The AFF plans to return the competition to its 2018 format, without the host nation hosting the group stage, but with 2 home and 2 away matches per team. The semi-finals and finals will take the form of the first and second rounds.

live AFC Cup 2020 (Due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, postponed until the end of 2021), the format of the competition has been adjusted according to the situation. The number of matches remains the same, but the entire event takes place in a self-sufficient bubble environment in Singapore.