The 2017 AFF Futsal Championship will be held in Vietnam’s HCM City

The AFF (ASEAN Football Federation) Futsal Championship 2017 will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from October 26 to November 3.

The week-long tournament will bring together nine teams from across Southeast Asia, with Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, Myanmar and the Philippines making up Group A, while Group B includes Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Timor Leste.

The AFF 2017 will be the 14th edition of the championship. Actually, the tournament will be the second AFF Futsal Championship to be held in 2017, with the first originally meant to be hosted in 2016 in Thailand, but was canceled due to the passing of King Bhumiphol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand. Efforts to find a replacement venue were unsuccessful, the FA of Indonesia (PSSI) and also the FA of Singapore (FAS) had then tried to step in as hosts but due to certain technical difficulties, and in view of time constraint, the AFF Futsal Championship 2016 was pushed back to early 2017. Finally, the tournament had been held in January 2017 in Bangkok, where the Thai national futsal team won its 12th title.

Thailand took their 12th crown of the AFF Futsal Championship

The 2017 AFF Futsal Championship will also serve as qualifying for the 2018 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Futsal Championship, with the four places being granted to the four semifinalists. The 2018 AFC Futsal Championship will be held on February in Chinese Taipei.

The full schedule of the 2017 AFF matches can be found here: http://www.aseanfootball.org/v2/competitions-2/aff-futsal/aff-futsal-championship-2017/

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