Could the Harimau Malaya be banned from future AFF Suzuki Cups?

After what happened at the Shah Alam Stadium on Sunday, some have feared Malaysia could be punished severely. FFT’s Lee Seng Foo looks at some punishments handed out for similar cases in the past…

Relax, the answer to the question above is most likely a ‘No’. While some national teams have been banned from international tournaments in the past, such as Togo and Morocco, it was hardly because of crowd trouble. What sort of punishment awaits Malaysia? We don't know, to be honest, but we will say this: the Malaysia-Vietnam encounter was far from the first international match where anarchy and chaos triumphed over order. Here are some notable incidents...

Italy vs Croatia (November 1st, 2014)

Competition: Euro 2016 qualifier

During a match that finished 1-1 at the San Siro, proceedings were temporarily halted in both halves as flares and fireworks were thrown from the stands onto the pitch by both sets of fans. At one point, the players had to be brought off for 10 minutes by the referee for safety reasons.

Punishment(s): Has not yet been decided, but UEFA has confirmed both football associations will be charged.