AFF Cup: Singapore overtake Malaysia after draw with Vietnam

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 ― Harimau Malaya are still left with no other selection but to sign-up a gain in opposition to Singapore in their critical Team B match at the Nationwide Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Jan 3, in an work to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2022 Asean Football Federation Cup (AFF Cup).

This is soon after the team from across the causeway performed to a goalless attract from two-time champions Vietnam at the Jalan Besar Stadium in the island republic tonight.

The – consequence saw Singapore gathering seven factors and seizing second put from Malaysia who dropped to 3rd place with 6 factors whilst Vietnam, who have the gain of goal variance, keep on being team leader with 7 factors.

Irrespective of dominating a lot more than 70 for every cent of the possession in the initial half, Vietnam’s attacking device looked unimaginative and failed to split by the property defence, with their finest attempt coming in the 17th moment by Vu Van Thanh only to be denied by veteran goalkeeper of the homesters, Hassan Sunny.

Singapore, who often tried using to sneak into Vietnam’s territory, experienced a cherished prospect to score but a still left-footer from exterior the penalty box by younger striker Ilhan Fandi soared as well higher in the 26th moment.

The bland action from each teams in the second 50 % observed Vietnam virtually crack the deadlock but a reliable kick by midfielder Nguyen Hoang Duc struck only the suitable put up of the intention-mouth in the 84th minute and the scoreless deadlock remained right until the conclusion of the match.

In an additional Group B match, a purpose in second-50 percent stoppage time by striker Maung Maung Lwin saved Myanmar with a draw to tie 2-2 in opposition to Laos at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon.

Laos shocked the hosts initial when midfielder Sukaphon Vongchiengkham opened the scoring in the 12th minute but the edge lasted only two minutes right after Myanmar equalised via midfielder Kyaw Min Oo.

On the other hand, striker Ekkamai Ratxachak set the visitors back in entrance at 2-1 a minute into the next 50 % prior to they ended up dashed by a very last-minute target from Maung Lwin.

Myanmar, who will journey to the My Dinh Nationwide Stadium in Hanoi, to enjoy Vietnam on Jan 3, continue to be in fourth place with one position although Laos near their marketing campaign at the bottom, also with 1 position. ― Bernama