| VIENTIANE (25 Nov 2009) – The Laos Under-23 team did not have the best of finish in their final tune-up matches for the SEA Games which they will be hosting next month.
They played their final two warm-up games against Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) from Vietnam – the club which has been helping to prepare the squad for the 25th SEA Games for over a year.
In the match that was played at the Chao Anou Stadium in the capital city of Vientiane on 22 November 2009, the Laos U23 side scored a 4-0 win over the visitors from Vietnam.
But in the return match yesterday, HAGL fought back to win 3-1.
For the SEA Games, hosts Laos have been placed in Group B against Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia.
Their first match of the 25th SEA Games will be against Myanmar on 5th December 2009.
Group A: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Cambodia
Group B: Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia
2 Dec (Main Stadium): Malaysia vs Timor Leste (1500hrs)/ Thailand vs Vietnam (1745hrs)
4 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Thailand vs Cambodia 1500hrs)/ Vietnam vs Timor Leste (1745hrs)
5 Dec (Main Stadium): Singapore vs Indonesia (1500hrs)/ Laos vs Myanmar (1745hrs)
6 Dec (Main Stadium): Vietnam vs Malaysia (1500hrs)/ Timor Leste vs Cambodia (1745hrs)
7 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Myanmar vs Singapore (1500hrs)/ Indonesia vs Laos (1745hrs)
8 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Timor Leste vs Thailand (1500hrs)/ Cambodia vs Malaysia (1745hrs)
9 Dec: Opening Ceremony
10 Dec (Chao Anu Vong 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)