Thursday, August 11, 2016

AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 Coming Right Up



Manila, Philippines, August 8, 2016-- With the official draw results of the Asian Football
Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup already out, Suzuki Philippines Inc (SPH) kindles the fire to throw out
its full support to the Philippine national football team, also known as Azkals, and heat up the
excitement for fans with a slew of contests, promos and other activities.


The Philippines will host the Group A of the group rounds for the first time and will face off with
Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Meanwhile, Myanmar will be the playing ground for Group B
composed of Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam and whichever among Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia,
Laos and Timor-Leste wins the qualifying rounds happening in October. The Group stages will be
played from November 19 to 26, while the semi-finals and final rounds are set from December 3
to 17.

With Group A composed of four-peat winners Singapore and Thailand which is also the defending
champion, and with the Azkals giving strong performances in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 semifinals
of the biennial tournament, the competition is expected to be fiercer in this group. The Azkals,
led by coach Thomas Dooley, enters the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 as one of the favorites.
Suzuki Philippines is honored to be part of a football tournament of such magnitude, and at the
same time doubly thrilled this year with Philippines as one of the hosts. As the whole country
comes together to give its whole-hearted support to the Philippine men’s team, Suzuki
Philippines would like to add to the home advantage of the Azkals by inviting all Filipinos to
watch the games and be part of the activities to inspire the country’s pride to take home the
trophy. The Group A matches will be held at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan and
at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.

To drum up the buzz, the AFF Suzuki Cup Trophy will be toured before the group stage matches
starts.

In addition, exciting activities await Filipino football fans as the road to the AFF Suzuki Cup heats
up. A set of AFF Suzuki Cup – branded Suzuki Swift car and Suzuki motorcycle will be on exhibit at
the Philippine Sports Stadium, the venue of the group matches, starting on November 19. Plus,
premium Suzuki items, and VIP tickets to both the Cup and the on-site activities will be up for
grabs.

Suzuki Motor Corporation has been the title sponsor of the AFF Suzuki Cup since 2008 and has
helped it flourish into one of the most important and most-watched football tournaments in the
ASEAN region. Suzuki aims to provide football fans all over the globe with a top-class sporting
event and a taste of excitement that’s part of Suzuki’s brand slogan ‘Way of Life.’

For more updates on the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016, please visit www.suzuki.com.ph and join the
Suzuki community at www.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPh and
www.facebook/SuzukiMotorcyclesPhilippines.

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