| VIENTIANE (9 Dec 2009) – The decisive final Group B clash between hosts Laos and Singapore tomorrow has been moved to the 20,000 capacity Main Stadium.
Following the team’s fabulous 2-0 won over Indonesia in their last match two days ago at the Chao Anu Vong Stadium, there were calls for the game to be moved to the Main Stadium considering the overwhelming response of ticket buyers.
The Chao Anu Vong Stadium could only accommodate up to 10,000 spectators.
The Laos-Singapore clash between will be played at 1745hrs immediately after the match Myanmar and Indonesia, who incidentally have only a mathematical chnace of making the next round.
In the meantime, head coach Alfred Riedl felt that Laos’ 2-0 win over Indonesia proved that the team is making real progress following their long-term development programme with Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) for over a year.
“It was a concerted team effort against Indonesia with every player playing his part,” said Riedl.
“I hope that we can put up the same kind of performance when we play Singapore next. We are looking to win the group obviously.”
Group A: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Cambodia
Group B: Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia
RESULTS AND FIXTURES
2 Dec (Main Stadium): MALAYSIA 11 TIMOR LESTE 0/ THAILAND 1 VIETNAM 1
4 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): THAILAND 4 CAMBODIA 0/ VIETNAM 4 TIMOR LESTE 0
5 Dec (Main Stadium): SINGAPORE 2 INDONESIA 2/ LAOS 1 MYANMAR 1
6 Dec (Main Stadium): VIETNAM 3 MALAYSIA 1/ TIMOR LESTE CAMBODIA
7 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): MYANMAR 1 SINGAPORE 2/ INDONESIA 0 LAOS 2
8 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): TIMOR LESTE 0 THAILAND 9/ CAMBODIA 0 MALAYSIA 4
9 Dec: Opening Ceremony
10 Dec (Main Stadium): Myanmar vs Indonesia (1500hrs)/ Laos vs Singapore (1745hrs)
11 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Cambodia vs Vietnam (1500hrs)/ Malaysia vs Thailand (1500hrs)
14 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Semi-finals
17 Dec: Third/ Fourth Placing (1500hrs at Chao Anu Vong Stadium)/ FINAL (1700hrs at Main Stadium)
1. THAILAND 7pts (+13)
2. VIETNAM 7pts (+6)
3. MALAYSIA 6pts ( +13)
4. CAMBODIA 3pts (-5)
5. TIMOR LESTE 0pt (-27)
1. LAOS 4pts (+2)
2. SINGAPORE 4pts (+4)
3. MYANMAR 1pt (-1)
4. INDONESIA 1pt (-2)