SEA Games Men’s Football: Singapore, Malaysia teams take victories

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Malaysia team (yellow) vie for the ball against the Laos team players during their SEA Games men’s football group match held in Viet Nam on 11 May 2022.  PHOTO: FAM

The 31st SEA Games men’s and women’s group matches continued on 11 May with Singapore and Malaysia team’s victories.
Singapore beat Cambodia 1-0, while Malaysia beat Laos 3-1.
Singapore, who have lost two games in a row, unexpectedly beat Cambodia, who reached the 2019 SEA Games semi-finals.
Cambodia trounced Laos in their first group match but lost this time. Akbar scored the winning goal for Singapore in the 36th minute.
In the first match of the group, Malaysia defeated Laos by two goals to nil. Malaysia’s two-match winning streak puts them in contention for a place in the semi-finals.
Malaysia team scored one goal in the first half and another two in the second half while Laos got a single goal before the final whistle. In the women’s Group A match between the defending champions Viet Nam and the Philippines, Viet Nam won by two goals to one.
Viet Nam beat their main rival, the Philippines, for the first place in the group, and was almost certain to win the first place.
Viet Nam will win the last match with a minimum draw against Cambodia. The opening ceremony will take place on 12 May, and the group matches will resume on 13 May. — Ko Nyi Lay/GNLM

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