It was a matchday when two teams confirmed their passage through to the knockout rounds, others took big strides forward and several more bade farewell to the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup.

In amongst all the shuffling on the standings were some highlight performances as a Thai superstar sparkled, a Singapore Lion roared, a Kouprey burst into life, a Garuda stood firm and a Golden Star Warrior showed his strength.  

Make sure to vote below to have your say in who will be crowned the Matchday Four Player of the Round.


Teerasil Dangda (Thailand)

The second straight nomination for the ageless Thai forward who now sits all alone atop the charts as the greatest goalscorer in the 25-year history of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

His record-breaking 18th strike was a typically powerful and perfectly placed goal that put Thailand ahead before a second half penalty pushed him to 19 goals all-time and booked the War Elephants a place in the semifinals with a 2-1 win over the Philippines.

Hariss Harun (Singapore)

A 2-0 win over Timor-Leste made it three straight victories for the Lions but it wasn’t always a free-flowing spectacle and one where it was more about the grind than the glitz.

There’s few players better in that kind of situation than the Singapore captain who shielded his team impressively as the lone deep midfielder in a 4-1-4-1 where he was also tidy and efficient in his passing work.

Chan Vathanaka (Cambodia)

It’s taken a while for Cambodia’s star man to get going but he well and truly found his groove in a comfortable win over Laos where he grabbed a first half brace.

The first showed his close control on the ground, the second his power in the air in a dominant showing that moved him to the verge of being Cambodia’s all-time leading scorer.

Rizky Ridho (Indonesia)

Facing the might of the defending champions who placed them under pressure all evening long, the young central defender was a standout at the back for Indonesia in their scoreless draw with Vietnam.

Playing in a back three, the 20-year-old was assured in his tackling, positionally astute and impressive in winning several one-on-one duels both in the air and on the ground. 

Nguyen Phong Hong Duy (Vietnam)

A match that Vietnam dominated in terms of possession nonetheless saw them struggle to break down an impressive Indonesia side who repeatedly repelled their attacking forays.

That meant that Vietnam had to remain patient in moving the ball in tight spaces centrally as well as switching to wide positions and the tireless Phong Hong Duy was a constant presence from his role as the wide left midfielder in his team’s 3-4-2-1 formation.