2021/2022 AFF Suzuki Cup Championship

The 2018 champions, Vietnam, were considered the favorites for the 2021/2022 AFF Suzuki Cup Championship. However, teams like Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore were determined to win and take the title from the two-time champions.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament was postponed from 2020 and the format was changed. The entire tournament was held in Singapore this time.

Ten teams were invited to participate and were divided into two groups, A and B. The top two teams from each group would advance to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals, Thailand faced Vietnam. Thailand emerged victorious with a score of 2-0 on December 23, 2021.

Team Line-ups

Vietnam (5-4-1)

  • Trần Nguyên Mạnh – Goalkeeper (№23)
  • Quế Ngọc Hải – Defender (№3)
  • Nguyễn Thành Chung – Defender (№16)
  • Vũ Văn Thanh – Defender (№17)
  • Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy – Defender (№7)
  • Đỗ Duy Mạnh – Defender (№2)
  • Nguyễn Văn Toàn – Midfielder (№9)
  • Nguyễn Tuấn Anh – Midfielder (№11)
  • Nguyễn Quang Hải – Midfielder (№19)
  • Nguyễn Hoàng Đức – Midfielder (№14)
  • Nguyễn Công Phượng – Forward (№10)

Park Hang-Seo – Head Coach

Thailand (4-4-2)

  • Budprom – Goalkeeper (№20)
  • Kaman – Defender (№26)
  • Bunmathan – Defender (№3)
  • Weerawatnodom – Defender (№15)
  • Bihr – Defender (№4)
  • Yooyen – Midfielder (№6)
  • Songkrasin – Midfielder (№18)
  • Suengchitthawon – Midfielder (№12)
  • Sukjitthammakul – Midfielder (№16)
  • Dangda – Forward (№10)
  • Sarachat – Forward (№7)

Alexandré Pölking – Head Coach

Match Review

The match started with both teams displaying an active style of play, alternating between attacking and defensive strategies. However, the game mainly consisted of counterattacks and capitalizing on mistakes by the opponents. In the 14th minute, Thailand’s midfielder Songkrasin scored the first goal, utilizing their effective counterattack tactics. Songkrasin scored again in the 23rd minute, bringing the score to 2-0 in favor of Thailand. Vietnam became more aggressive after conceding the second goal, but failed to score. The match ended with a 2-0 victory for Thailand.

Match Statistics

Shots

Vietnam: 14; Thailand: 6.

Shots on Target

Vietnam: 1; Thailand: 3.

Ball Possession

Vietnam: 47%; Thailand: 53%.

Passes

Vietnam: 370; Thailand: 410.

Pass Accuracy

Vietnam: 69%; Thailand: 76%.

Fouls

Vietnam: 21; Thailand: 18.

Yellow Cards

Vietnam: 3; Thailand: 4.

Red Cards

Vietnam: 0; Thailand: 0.

Offsides

Vietnam: 3; Thailand: 2.

Corner Kicks

Vietnam: 3; Thailand: 3.

On December 26, 2021, Thailand and Vietnam faced each other again in the second match of the Suzuki Cup semi-finals.

Team Line-ups

Thailand (4-4-2)

  • Budprom – Goalkeeper (№20)
  • Bunmathan – Defender (№3)
  • Kaman – Defender (№26)
  • Bihr – Defender (№4)
  • Weerawatnodom – Defender (№15)
  • Songkrasin – Midfielder (№18)
  • Sukjitthammakul – Midfielder (№16)
  • Puangjan – Midfielder (№8)
  • Yooyen – Midfielder (№6)
  • Dangda – Forward (№10)
  • Charoenrattanapirom – Forward (№14)

Alexandré Pölking – Head Coach

Vietnam (5-4-1)

  • Trần Nguyên Mạnh – Goalkeeper (№23)
  • Hồ Tấn Tài – Defender (№13)
  • Quế Ngọc Hải – Defender (№3)
  • Nguyễn Thành Chung – Defender (№16)
  • Bùi Tiến Dũng – Defender (№4)
  • Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy – Defender (№7)
  • Nguyễn Quang Hải – Midfielder (№19)
  • Hà Đức Chinh – Midfielder (№18)
  • Phan Văn Đức – Midfielder (№20)
  • Nguyễn Hoàng Đức – Midfielder (№14)
  • Nguyễn Tiến Linh – Forward (№22)

Park Hang-Seo – Head Coach

Match Review

Minor changes were made to the starting lineups. These changes were mainly due to the number of yellow cards received in the first leg. Overall, the substitutions did not significantly affect the outcome of the match. Thailand appeared more confident and played with a positional approach. They focused on defense and counterattacked when opportunities arose. Despite Vietnam’s efforts in attack, the score remained 0-0. Thailand won the semi-finals with a 2-0 aggregate score.

Match Statistics

Shots

Thailand: 6; Vietnam: 15.

Shots on Target

Thailand: 1; Vietnam: 5.

Ball Possession

Thailand: 57%; Vietnam: 43%.

Number of Passes

Thailand: 376; Vietnam: 280.

Pass Accuracy

Thailand: 70%; Vietnam: 60%.

Fouls

Thailand: 14; Vietnam: 19.

Yellow Cards

Thailand: 2; Vietnam: 2.

Red Cards

Thailand: 0; Vietnam: 0.

Offsides

Thailand: 1; Vietnam: 2.

Corner Kicks

Thailand: 2; Vietnam: 6.

Fscore’s AFF Suzuki Cup Football Prediction

The tournament final featured Indonesia and Thailand. Thailand emerged as the winners of the Suzuki Cup finals. The first game ended with a 4-0 victory for Thailand, while the second match ended in a draw with a score of 2-2.

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