Malaysia suffer 4-2 defeat to Indonesia
The Malaysia Under-20 Futsal team were defeated 4-2 by Indonesia in the ASEAN Zone Qualifiers for the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship 2019.
Indonesia scored three first half goals to secure their first win in the ongoing qualifiers at Bangkok.
The win places Indonesia ahead of Vietnam in the standings, due to a superior goal difference.
Malaysia, having won one and lost one, got off to a bright start and found themselves ahead within the first two minutes through Ahmad Harith Naim.
But Indonesia bounced back in stunning fashion thanks to goals from Dewa Rizki Amanda (16th min), Mohammad Afif Rizky (19th min) and Rizal Musthofa (20th min).
With the game drawing to a close, Muhammad Syaifullah stepped up to make it 4-1 for Indonesia, as Iskandar Bin Harun got a consolation goal for Malaysia.
Malaysia will now need to overcome Vietnam in their final qualifying match on Sunday, if they are to make a second consecutive appearance in the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship.