BANGKOK (25 April 2012) – The result was really beyond contention where the onus was on Malaysia to keep it respectable. But in the end, hosts Thailand were just too good for the visitors when they romped to a 12-1 win in the second semi-final of the AFF Futsal Championship 2012 here at the BangkokThonburi Stadium.
With the victory the seven times champions will take on Vietnam, who had earlier beaten defending champions Indonesia 5-3, in the final that will be played in two days.
“There are just too much talent in this team, so it was always going to be tough for the Malaysians to beat us,” said Vic Hermans, the chief coach of Thailand after the match.
Once again, the trickery of Supahwut Thueanklang was the driving force in Thailand’s win when he struck the first blow in the very first minute of play to give the several thousand fans something to cheer.
From then on, the Thais never looked back as the Malaysians rarely ventured forward for the home team to score through Jirawat Sornwich (5th minute), Nattawut Madyalan (9th), Suphawut (13th and 20th), Jetsada Chudech (15th and 17th) and Kritsada Wongkaeo (19th).
The score at the half was 8-0 to Thailand.
The Malaysians tightened up their game somewhat after the break but Thailand were just too efficient as they added four more goals off Suphawut (26th and 28th minute), Kritsada Wongkaeo (26th) and Nattawut (38th) for the final scoreline.
Malaysia’s only goal of the game came from Qaiser Abdul Kadir in the 35th minute.
“It was a good experience for some of the newcomers and they can only learn from this defeat against a world class team,” added Maizal Marzuki, the chief coach of Malaysia.
PIX: Thai players celebrate after scoring against Malaysia
AFF FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
SEMI-FINALS / FINAL FIXTURES and RESULTS
|Vietnam vs Indonesia
Thailand vs Malaysia
|Bangkok Thonburi||5 – 3
12 – 1
|Indonesia vs Malaysia
Vietnam vs Thailand