CIBUBUR (21 Nov 2011) – Thailand will take on Vietnam in the final of both the men and the women’s Futsal event at the SEA Games this year which will be played out tomorrow at the POPKI in Cibubur.
Defending champions Thailand could not have asked for a better start against Indonesia when the hosts gifted them the opening goal in the very first minute of play through Hairul Ohorella. That gave the impetus for the Thais to jump at the chance and add three more goals off Panomkorn Saisorn (8th minute), Sermphan Khumthinkaew (18th) and Nattavut Madyalan (20th).
The score at the half was 4-1 with Indonesia pulling a goal back off Afif Tamimy in the 19th minute.
The Thais then stepped on the gas in the second half with Jetsada Chudech nailing a brace (23rd and 24th minute) as Panuwat Janta then added the final and seventh goal in the 27th minute.
But Panuwat almost ignited a revival from Indonesia when his own goal on 30th minute saw the hosts staging a late charge to score two goals from Jaelani Ladjanibi in the 34th minute and Hairul a minute to the end. As it turned out, the charge came a tad too late to make a difference to the score line.
On other hand, Vietnam had a goal from Quynh Toan Luu in the 46th minute of extra-time to thank for their place in the final when they edged Malaysia 3-2 in the semi-finals.
The score at the end of regulation was 1-1 – Bao Quan Nguyen’s 28th minute strike for Vietnam was cancelled out by Malaysia’s Abu Haniffa Hasan in the 37th minute.
In extra-time, it was Vietnam who put their noses in front through Hoang Vinh Tran in the 43rd minute only to see the Malaysians striking back through Mohd Asmie Amir Zahari a minute later.
Then came the strike from Toan Luu to put Vietnam through to the final where they will take on Thailand for the gold medal.
In the meantime in the women’s division after four matches, Thailand top the standings with the full 12 points from four matches while Vietnam are second with nine points. Third is Myanmar.
In their mast group game against the Philippines, the Thai women emerged as easy 7-2 winners with a brace each from Orathai Srimanee (1st and 12th minute) and Prapasporn Sriroj (15th and 25th). The rest of the goals for the defending champions were scored by Darika Peanpailun (21st minute),Nipaporn Sriwarom (23rd) and Pisayaporn Mokthaisong (26th).
Honey Thomason scored both goals for the Philippines in the 22nd and 34th minute.
In the meantime, Myanmar failed to make the cut for the final tomorrow evening despite scoring a 4-2 win over hosts Indonesia this morning. The Myanmar girls needed to not only win the tie but also score at least 15 goals without reply for them to overhaul Vietnam from the second spot in the group.
But a cagey Indonesian defence put up some strong resistance to hold Myanmar to a 1-1 draw at the half when Novita Prianti cancelled out San San Maw’s fourth minute strike with the equaliser seven minutes later.
Khin Marlar Tun then snatched a double on 21st and 24th minute before Maulina Novryliani then pulled a goal back for the hosts two minutes later. But Mu Mu Lwin then restored Myanmar’s two-goal cushion with a strike on 29 minutes to ensure that they had a comfortable ride all the way to the finish.
With the win, Myanmar finished the competition on third as Indonesia ended up fourth. Only the two top teams at the end of the round robin stage will play in the final tomorrow.
GROUP A: Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines
GROUP B: Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia
WOMEN’S (Round robin)
Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines
FUTSAL FIXTURES and RESULTS
17/11/2011 VIETNAM 3 MYANMAR 1 (Women) 1000hrs
THAILAND 8 INDONESIA 0 (Women) 1230hrs
INDONESIA 2 VIETNAM 2 (Men) 1530hrs
THAILAND 17 MYANMAR 0 (Men) 1800hrs
18/11/2011 MYANMAR 6 PHILIPPINES 3 (Women) 1000hrs
INDONESIA 0 VIETNAM 6 (Women) 1230hrs
PHILIPPINES 5 INDONESIA 9 (Men) 1530hrs
MALAYSIA 2 THAILAND 9 (Men) 1800hrs
19/11/2011 THAILAND 2 VIETNAM 1 (Women) 1000hrs
PHILIPPINES 2 INDONESIA 10 (Women) 1230hrs
VIETNAM 7 PHILIPPINES 1 (Men) 1530hrs
MYANMAR 3 MALAYSIA 5 (Men) 1800hrs
20/11/2011 MYANMAR 8 THAILAND 14 (Women) 1000hrs
VIETNAM 4 PHILIPPINES 1 (Women) 1230hrs
21/11/2011 INDONESIA 2 MYANMAR 4 (Women) 1000hrs
PHILIPPINES 2 THAILAND 7 (Women) 1245hrs
VIETNAM 3 MALAYSIA 2 (Men) 1500hrs
THAILAND 7 INDONESIA 4 (Men) 1815hrs
22/11/2011 MALAYSIA vs INDONESIA (Men, Third/Fourth Placing) 1000hrs
THAILAND vs VIETNAM (Women, Final) 1300hrs
VIETNAM vs THAILAND (Men, Final) 1600hrs
FINAL WOMEN’S FUTSAL STANDINGS
- Thailand 12pts (+22)
- Vietnam 9pts (+10)
- Myanmar 9pts (-3)
- Indonesia 3pts (-8)
- Philippines 0pt (-21)