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Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 7:50:00 PM
Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 7:52:46 PM
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia emerged champions in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Under-16 competition after defeating Indonesia 3-2 on penalties at the Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.
Both teams were tied at 1-1 in regulation time on Monday.
Malaysia, coached by former international S. Balachandran, did well to top Group B with eight points from two wins and two draws. They beat the Philippines 6-0 and Laos 4-1 and drew against Singapore 1-1 and Indonesia 0-0.
In the semi-finals, Malaysia edged Vietnam 1-0.
Balachandran’s next mission is to prepare the team for the Asian qualifying rounds in Laos from Sept 21-29. The round-robin competition will include hosts Laos, Brunei, South Korea and Guam.
The 10 group winners and the best five runners-up will join hosts Thailand in the Finals next year.
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