Thailand beats Malaysia to retain Asean futsal championship

The Thai men’s futsal team successfully clinched the Asean futsal championship for the 13th time by coming from behind to beat Malaysia 4-3 in an extra time in the championship match at Pu Tho Stadium in Vietnam on Nov 3.

In the championship match, Thailand, the defending champion, met Malaysia, which beat Vietnam 5-1 in the semi-final.

Thailand earlier beat Malaysis 6-3 in a group match.

In the championship match, it was Malaysia that made a good start, leading Thailand with a score of 2-0.

In the 12th minute, Thailand followed to 2-1 with a goal from Anachot Sosawaeng. The score at half-time was 2-1.

In the second half, Malaysia advanced with another goal by Muhammad Awaluddin Hasan, leading Thailand with the score of 3-1.

Thailand made it 3-2 in the 27th minute when Sorasak Poonjangreed sent the ball for Muhammad Osamanmusa to beat the Malaysian goal keeper.

In the 31st minute, Thailand equalised with a shot by Jetsada Chudech who took the ball from Ronnachai Jungwongsuk. At the end of the second half, the score was 3-3.

In the extra time, a goal by Ronnachai helped Thailand retain the Asean futsal championship for the 13th time.

The Thai team returned to Thailand at about noon on Nov 4.