HANOI, May 14 (Bernama) — Malaysia has routinely certified for the semi-finals of the thirty first South East Asian (SEA) Games soccer event after Thailand downed Cambodia 5-0 within the Group B match at Thien Truong Stadium in Nam Dinh, Vietnam tonight.
The results of the match implies that the nationwide under-23 squad beneath head coach Brad Maloney advances to the knockout stage as Group B champions.
The nationwide workforce had earlier fought to a 2-2 draw in opposition to Singapore on the similar venue, forcing Malaysia to attend for the outcomes of the Thailand-Cambodia conflict to see if they’d advance to the semi-finals.
Current Group B standings place Malaysia on the prime with seven factors after three matches, with Thailand second with six factors, and solely in want of a draw to hitch the nationwide workforce within the semi-finals.
The nationwide squad beat Thailand 2-1 and Laos 3-1 of their first two Group B matches.
Malaysia final gained the SEA Games gold medal in 2011 whereas beneath Datuk Ong Kim Swee. Their finest exhibiting after that was runners-up, taking the silver in Kuala Lumpur, however have been eradicated within the group stage within the Philippines two years later.
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