Free to air coverage of AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 confirmed for Thailand

It has been announced today that an agreement has been reached to allow Thai fans to access free to air coverage of the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 matches starting from Monday, 26 December 2022.

Lottery Online Co. Ltd, supported by Football Association of Thailand and the Sports Authority of Thailand, has agreed with SPORTFIVE, ASEAN Football Federation’s exclusive commercial partner, for live coverage of the remaining matches of the tournament will be carried by the government’s free to air channel T-Sports as well as on Channel 9 MCOT. Coverage will begin with Thailand’s home match against the Philippines at Thammasat Stadium on Monday, 26 December.

Malcolm Thorpe, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, SPORTFIVE said “We are very pleased to finalise this deal which will bring the best of ASEAN football to all Thai fans. As defending champion from the 2020 event, Thailand’s performance in this year’s event will be a focus of attention for the local fans and we hope Thai fans will give their loudest support to the national team and cheer them on.”

The AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 kicked-off on 20 December, with all teams competing in a home-and-away format. The tournament will culminate with the Finals played over two legs on 13 and 16 January 2023


The AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup is a biennial football competition organised by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF). First played in 1996, the tournament is contested by the national ‘A’ teams of Southeast Asia and boasts record TV ratings. The 14th edition of the tournament will take place from 20 December 2022 to 16 January 2023. It will continue the format where 10 qualified teams will be split into two groups of five and play a round robin system, with each team playing four fixtures, in the group stage. The knockout round remains unchanged, with semi-finals and the final played on two-leg format. For more information, visit


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