We put Thailand’s hardcore fanbase to the test during their match against AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 rivals Indonesia, in what was the first ‘home fan’ episode of our My Tribe series for AirAsia. Find out just how loud they were able to make the legendary Rajamangala Stadium.
Learn how Vietnam fan Bùi Gia Ngọc Bình was able to turn his country’s heartbreaking defeat in the final of the AFC U23 Championship into a positive force. Will his eternal commitment to the Vietnam national team be rewarded at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018?
In the second episode of our AirAsia My Tribe series, we take you from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi. Join us as we tag along with a group of Malaysian ultras gearing up for the big game against Vietnam at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018. Find out what happens when the fans of two hugely passionate football nations come together in one place.
The first week of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 is done and dusted, with fans coming out in force to support their teams home and away. Dugout has put together some of the best fan moments so far from Southeast Asia’s biennial football extravaganza.
The AFF Suzuki Cup is a time when Southeast Asia’s love for football and cultural flavours mix. AirAsia and Dugout have come together to tell these regional stories in a special tournament-long series called My Tribe. The first episode brings us to Singapore where Indonesian fans travelled in numbers to support their team while also enjoying what the glittering island-state has to offer.
Azuan Ahmad Zahdi isn’t your typical football-mad Malaysian. He’s not crazy about the Premier League, and he doesn’t watch La Liga either. For Azuan, the beautiful game starts and finishes with his country’s national team - Harimau Malaya.
Former Indonesia international Imran Nahumarury speaks to Dugout about the agony of the 2002 AFF Suzuki Cup final loss to Thailand, and how young blood is fuelling his hopes for Tim Garuda at this year’s championship. Indonesia have never won Southeast Asia’s premier football tournament despite five trips to the final.
The players may change over the years but the one thing which remains the same are the fans. Meet Akbar Hashim, an icon in the Singapore stands, and someone who has been supporting The Lions for over 40 years. Find out more about his story ahead of this year’s AFF Suzuki Cup.