Malaysia fall short in Bangkok
The Malaysia Under-20 Futsal team failed to qualify for the AFC U20 Futsal Championship Iran 2019 Finals following their 2-1 defeat to Vietnam in Bangkok on Sunday.
The conclusion of the ASEAN Zone Qualifiers saw Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia progress to the finals which is set to be held in Iran next year.
Malaysia, needing a win, came out all guns blazing at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium but it was Vietnam who pulled ahead in the third minute through Nhan Gia Hung.
Despite equalising through Ahmad Habith Naim three minutes after the half-time break, Malaysia were unable to break the deadlock.
Instead, it was Woen who restored his side’s lead in the dying moments of the match, to help Vietnam finish second in the ASEAN Zone Qualification group, one point above Indonesia.