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Vietnam beat Indonesia at football tournament

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Vietnam defeated Indonesia 3-1, in the third round of the ASEAN Youth Football Championship, for the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy in Brunei on August 13.

All three goals by the Vietnamese were scored in the first half while the Indonesians narrowed the score near the end of the second half.

Luong Xuan Truong opened the scoring just six minutes from the beginning. Murdianto let through the second goal 30 minutes later when Nguyen Phong Hong Duy stole a ball from the central area and made a straight shot from a 30m distance.

Captain Nguyen Cong Phuong completed a triple for Vietnam in added time. The striker broke through the weak Indonesian defence and kicked to the far right corner of Murdianto.

The only goal for the ASEAN U-19 defending champions was by David Maulana, after a mistake from the other side.

Vietnam, as a result, revenged their loss to Indonesia in the final of the regional championship last year. In the next match on August 16, they will play hosts Brunei.

The Brunei event, which kicked off on August 8, attracts 11 teams under the age of 22 divided into two groups.

Vietnam are in Group B alongside Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Indonesia. Group A consists of Timor- Leste, Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand.-VNA
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