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[AFF SUZUKI CUP 2020] Glaring ERRORS In The Official Programme

Plenty of blunders were made in the official tournament programme of AFF Suzuki Cup 2020, according to a friend of mine.

In a series of text messages, my friend highlighted these mistakes with illustrations forwarded for my reference.

On the "Roll of Honour' page of the programme (as illustrated), said my friend: "From 2004, the knockout stage is played over two legs on a home-and-away format.", pointed out using those emojis on the glaring mistakes made such as wrongly listed Singapore beat Vietnam "on aggregate" to win her first international honour - the Tiger Cup in 1998.

"My friend" claimed this was a 1997 SEA Games team photo

The next things being singled out were the wrong Singapore team photo used in introducing the tournament history and the name of the tournament.

"(It was the) wrong (Singapore team) photo used on 1996 First ever “AFF Suzuki Cup”, (it) should be (called the) Tiger Cup. I believe this photo was between Indonesia vs Singapore in 1997 SEA Games semi-finals." pointed out by my friend who always has keen eyes on details.

To illustrate the point that David Lee was still the first-choice goalkeeper for Singapore in the inaugural tournament, a link to YouTube clip of the 1996 Tiger Cup match between the Lions and Malaysia (above, shared from "farissen3" Youtube channel) played at the old National Stadium was shared with me.

In 1996, local brewers Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), makers of the world-renowned pale-lager Tiger Beer was named the title sponsors of the ASEAN Football Federation Championship (less formally the AFF Championship), thus giving the name "Tiger Cup".

"👆" pointed out where the errors are by "My Friend"

The name "Tiger Cup" was last used in the 2004 edition when Singapore secured her second title of this tournament by beating Indonesia on aggregate, as highlighted earlier being the first edition to see knockout stages "played over two legs on a home-and-away format".

Suzuki Motor Corporation only began their association with this biennial regional showpiece when they were first named as the title sponsors of the AFF Championship in 2008, thus giving the name AFF Suzuki Cup ever since.


  1. My friend who shared those mistakes found the official programme of the AFF Suzuki Cup added this information about the 2002 final between Thailand and Indonesia.

    Both team went to penalties after finished 2-2 after extra time which was played under the "Sudden Goal" ruling.


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