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The Southeast Asian Club Championship will be held in 2022

On November 27, the Football Association of Southeast Asia (AFF) has released the latest announcement on the schedule for the 2021 tournaments. Accordingly, the Southeast Asian Clubs Championship (ACC) will be held in 2022.

According to the AFF, many international, regional and domestic tournaments have been postponed and stopped in 2020, including: FIFA World Cup qualifiers, AFC tournaments, AFF Suziki Cup. In addition to international tournaments, clubs and players also have national tasks to complete next year, before they can participate in new leagues.

In addition to international tournaments, clubs and players also have national tasks to complete next year, before they can participate in new leagues.

“Many countries have issues that need to be addressed and resolved, along with the uncertainty of the 2021 schedule, after reaching agreement with the partners, AFF decided to move the launch of the ACC tournament. to 2022 ”, AFF President Khiev Sameth shared.

“The ACC tournament is an important part of the development strategy of the region, and we all agree that changing the staging time to 2022 is the right decision at this point. Because if the organization this time will have to change the format of the competition and may cause many difficulties, as well as difficult to create an attractive tournament for the members to attend ”.

Despite postponing the launch of the tournament, AFF will prepare and soon announce the logo and the Cup. AFF is aiming to host a prestigious club tournament by 2022, with teams from national championships. ACC’s schedule will be announced after the international match schedule and national championships 2021-2022 have been agreed.

ACC will be a tournament that brings together the top 12 clubs in Southeast Asia, becoming the next prestigious tournament in the region, following the success of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

“After agreeing with the partners, AFF decided to postpone the launch of the ACC tournament to 2022. The ACC tournament is an important part of the development strategy of the region and we agree that, changing the organization time to 2022 is the right decision at this point”, said AFF President Khiev Sameth.

Despite postponing the tournament’s debut, AFF will prepare and soon announce the Championship and Cup logo. AFF is aiming to host a prestigious tournament, bringing together the top 12 clubs in Southeast Asia, to become the region’s next prestigious tournament, following the success of the AFF Suzuki Cup. The championship club can receive prizes up to 500,000 USD.

ACC’s schedule will be announced after the 2021/2022 national championship and international competition schedule is agreed.